Central Michigan University new student orientation presentation “No Zebras, No Excuses” is available on DVD. All 4,000 new students are required to attend.
No Zebras focuses on bystander mentality, addressing the impact of intervention on situations of sexual aggression. It stresses sexual aggression can no longer be ignored, empowering students to stand up, take a stand, and help keep others safe.
These vignettes are required for all incoming freshman students at Central Michigan University. Each vignette is performed by members of the nationally recognized group Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates and each topic is supplemented by current statistical information.
No Zebras is facilitated by Steve Thompson, sex crimes profile and author of No More Fear and Date/Acquaintance Rape: The Crime and Criminal the most comprehensive profile and behavior pattern of acquaintance rapists. Thompson is a national figure on the subject of sexual assault, harassment, and stalking.

Sections

  1. JEOPARDY
    • Accurate information concerning sexual assault and the resources provided for students in a humorous and current manner.
  2. HARASSMENT
    • Three examples of harassment. While common, these events are often ignored or minimized by society.
      • Hostile Hallway
      • Quid Pro Quo
      • Classroom
  3. RAPE DRUGS & BYSTANDER MENTALITY
    • The effects of GHB are depicted when used to facilitate a sexual assault.
  4. STALKING
    • Highlighting the difference between male and female targets of stalking, it’s a look into the frightening and often frustrating experience of those who are stalked.
  5. INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
    • Dynamics of emotional and physical abuse are addressed on a personal and cultural level.
  6. SEXUAL ASSAULT
    • A closer look at perpetrators of assaults on acquaintances, as well as the ramifications for assailants and survivors.
  7. FUNERAL & RESPECT (00:00)
    • A tragic reaction to a sexual assault and the lack of societal support prompts mourners to speak about the problem at large and what we as a community can do to change this harsh reality.

Evaluation

It has been studied twice with over 2,000 respondents and a significant decrease in rape acceptance was found. Evaluation also found a significant increase in awareness of sexual aggression and bystander mentality on the campus as a result of this program.

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