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OUR VOICE (formerly One Sooner)

Our Voice is the name of the University’s Active Bystander campaign, encouraging students, faculty and staff to take positive steps in intervention when they witness inappropriate behavior.  As a University community, we can alter behavior and alter what is considered an acceptable cultural norm by actively and positively engaging individuals when we see or hear of problematic behavior.  By ignoring problematic behavior, individuals are passively accepting it as a cultural norm.  The Gender + Equality Center in conjunction with the Institutional Equity Office offer periodic training on how you can be a positive influence and an active bystander.  Although the training focuses primarily on the topics of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct, the concepts learned in the training translate to any situation.  The University community is invited to join us in these training sessions.

If you would like to register for Our Voice Active Bystander Training, please select your OU affiliation below:

Student

Faculty/Staff

If you are unable to attend one of the regularly scheduled training sessions, please let us know via email at ieo@ou.edu.  We will tailor a training for your department or for a group of 10 or more students at your convenience.

 

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LGBTQ+ ASPIRING ALLY

LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally is the umbrella training program that links lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students with allies, faculty, staff, and students across our campus community. The training provides education and resources for a better understanding of the LGBTQ+ community’s unique needs.

Subsequent trainings, from LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally, include Greek Ally, Faculty Ally, Medical Ally, and K-12 Ally for Pre-Service Teachers, focus on specific communities on campus.

After the training, a LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally is identified by a T-shirt, button, or sign that displays the official LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally logo. If this logo is present, the person displaying is a resource for the LGBTQ+ community and the campus community, as a whole. 

See LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally for more information.

 

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STEP IN, SPEAK OUT

Step in, Speak Out (SISO) is the University of Oklahoma's mandated sexual misconduct prevention training. This 50-minute training is presented by peer educators and educates students on the topics of consent, sexual assault, harassment, active-bystander intervention strategies, and resources for victims of sexual misconduct.

The Step In, Speak Out training is mandatory for all incoming freshman and transfer students and must be completed within their first semester at OU.  

See the Gender + Equality Center for more information.