“(I learned) how to identify unhealthy relationships and how to defend myself if needed.”                  – course participant

Transitions training provides students with increased awareness, verbal and physical skills, and greater confidence in their ability to identify and address risk for themselves and their peers. The course addresses common safety concerns of college students related to campus life from negotiating with professors to roommate challenges, parties, and hook-up culture.

Participants gain skills in assertive communication and boundary setting, de-escalation, and bystander intervention. Physical defense skills include strikes and escape skills and do not require physical strength to the effective. Students engage with one another around the underlying issues that perpetuate gender-based violence, gain knowledge of their rights under Title IX, and engage in ways to create change in campus climate.