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GEC Trainings

The Gender + Equality Center provides a number of training opportunites for campus community members to learn about both gender-based violence and LGBTQ+ allyship. See below for descriptions of all trainings provided by the OU Gender + Equality Center and how you can bring us to your student organization or classroom!

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Gender-based Violence

Trainings to increase understanding of and prevent gender-based violence (sexual violence, dating violence, stalking and harassment) on campus and beyond.

Step In, Speak Out

Step in, Speak Out (SISO) is the University of Oklahoma's mandated sexual misconduct prevention training. This 1-hour training is presented by peer educators and educates students on the topics of consent, active-bystander intervention, and resources for victims of sexual misconduct. The Step In, Speak Out training is mandatory for all first-year students (freshmen and transfer) and must be completed before the end of their first semester at OU. Learn More

Step In, Speak Out 2.0

Step In, Speak Out 2.0 asks participants to further apply what they learned in their initial Step In, Speak Out training. In this highly interactive 1-hour training taught by peer educators, students will discuss verbal & non-verbal consent using clips from popular tv show / movies. The training also includes tips for how to help a friend who has experienced sexual violence.


#RelationshipGoals is a 1-hour interactive workshop educates students on the do’s and don’ts of healthy relationships. Taught by undergraduate peer educators, the #RelationshipGoals workshop utilizes clips from popular tv shows to examine the key communication and navigation skills needed to build and maintain healthy dating relationships while in college.

Boundaries Workshop

The Boundaries Workshop asks participants to examine their own relationship non-negotiables and how their personal preferences may differ from others. This 50-minute highly interactive workshop led by GEC staff members includes in-depth discusson on the various types of boundaries, standing firm in your own boundaries, and how to respond when a partner's boundaries differ from yours. This workshop requires a space where participants can move around the room freely.

Our Voice

Our Voice is designed for student leaders who want to learn how they can use their influence, popularity, and credibility to help prevent and end sexual misconduct on our campus. This 2-hour interactive training educates students on how to recognize different forms of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The training also covers common myths about gender-based violence, in-depth active bystander techniques, the bystander effect, and resources for victims. Learn More

LGBTQ+ Allyship

Trainings to promote an inclusive community for LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) people on campus and beyond.

LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally

LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally is our first step training in helping individuals learn more about the LGBTQ+ community and ways to be supportive. In this 3-hour introduction to allyship we focus on understanding key elements of identity development as it relates to people within the LGBTQ+ community. Participants also reflect on the ways being socialized into binary understandings of self has been harmful to the LGBTQ+ individual and community and how to create change through allyship. Learn More

LGBTQ+ Faculty Aspiring Ally

LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally training focusing specifically on the experience of Faculty members at the University of Oklahoma.

LGBTQ+ Greek Aspiring Ally

LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally training focusing specifically on the experience of Greek students at the University of Oklahoma.

LGBTQ+ K-12 Aspiring Ally

LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally training focused specifically on the experience of OU students seeking a career in K-12 education.

LGBTQ+ Medical Aspiring Ally

LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally training focused specifically on the experience of medical professionals at the University of Oklahoma.

LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally 2.0

Aspiring Ally 2.0 is a way for individuals to continue along their path of allyship. Building upon previous knowledge base from introductory training, participants will learn more about gender identity development, specifically focusing on transgender and gender non-conforming identities. Utilizing empathy-based learning activities/opportunities, participants learn how to step up in instances of discrimination, and how to provide affirming, culturally competent services to transgender and gender non-conforming people within the LGBTQ+ community. Learn More

Custom Presentations

Not finding what you're looking for? The Gender + Equality Center is happy to create a custom presentation for your student organization or classroom that fits our mission and vision. Customized presentation requests must be made a minimum of 4 weeks in advance.

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