Faculty & Staff Toolkit

Thank you for taking the time to help make BGSU an inclusive, caring, and safe community. We understand your lives are tremendously busy and we appreciate your willingness to help us improve the quality of the educational experience of our students. We have compiled this toolkit in the hopes of offering simple suggestions that you can refer to or implement in your classroom and work environments. Thank you again for your meaningful contribution to our BGSU community! 

Classroom Ideas

Consider incorporating lessons, assignments, and extra credit that enable students to learn about discrimination and harassment, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The following list is by no means exhaustive, but provides ideas for possible lessons, assignments and extra credit:

  • Students write a paper or project related to the topics of harassment, discrimination, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, gender equity, bystander intervention, Title IX, etc.

  • Students read an article or other reading related to the topics of harassment, discrimination, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, gender equity, bystander intervention, Title IX, etc. 

  • Students attend an event or program such as SafeZone, Trans 101, Take Back the Night

  • Invite the Title IX Office to your classroom to present to and engage with students

  • Present or invite a guest speaker to present on topics related to harassment, discrimination, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, gender equity, bystander intervention, Title IX, etc.

  • Show a documentary or movie related to harassment, discrimination, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, gender equity, bystander intervention, Title IX, etc.

  • Encourage students to participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities 

  • Encourage students to watch online Title IX training

Program and Event Ideas

Consider participating in and hosting programs and events for staff and students that enable them to learn about discrimination and harassment, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The following list is by no means exhaustive, but provides ideas for possible programs and events:

  • Participate in mandatory Title IX training for faculty and staff

  • Attend a SafeZone or Trans 101 training

  • Host a SafeZone or Trans 101 training for your department or student group

  • Invite the Title IX Office to your department, student organization meeting, or other events to present to and engage with staff and students

  • Present or invite a guest speaker to present on topics related to harassment, discrimination, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, gender equity, bystander intervention, Title IX, etc.

  • Lead an activity related to the topics of harassment, discrimination, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, gender equity, bystander intervention, Title IX, etc.

  • Participate in and encourage others to participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities

  • View or host a viewing of a documentary or movie related to harassment, discrimination, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, gender equity, bystander intervention, Title IX, etc.