20:1 Sexual Assault Prevention Program
The 20:1 Sexual Assault Prevention Program is a peer education program, established in 2004, with an emphasis on Greek Life and Athletics. 20:1 peer interns educate other students on issues of sexual assault prevention including: victim empathy, sexual consent, and bystander behavior.
20:1 is a nationally recognized program acknowledged by California Coalition against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) and the United States Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (DoD SAPRO) as a best practice model for sexual assault prevention.
The 20:1 Program focuses upon an issue of campus and national concern: prevention of and response to student-on-student sexual assault. What makes it distinctive are several attributes; stability, sustainability and steady growth.
It began as an initiative focused upon fraternity men. It has since developed a companion women's program and extended its reach first to intercollegiate athletes, then to the general student population and, most recently, to external audiences, including the military.
The 20:1 Program is highly collaborative. It involves multiple Student Affairs programs (Counseling, Fraternity / Sorority life, Educational Opportunity Program), and has more recently established a partnership with the Career Development Center and Academic Affairs that has facilitated a for-credit internship for students being trained in the 20:1 Program.