Starting the Conversation
The Sexual Wellness Advocacy Team (SWAT) is a group of students committed to ending sexual assault and relationship violence at the University of Oregon. Having a conversation about healthy relationships and consent can be difficult to start. We use interactive, theater-based workshops to talk about healthy relationships and use a variety of facilitation styles to spur change at the UO and beyond. Our team is made up of students from across campus and from many different backgrounds. Our workshops incorporate a variety of topics and situations and can be customized to you and your audience.
Schedule a Workshop
Hosting a SWAT workshop is a great way to provide an interactive experience for your friends or organization and get engaged in an important campus topic.
We've all been through a boring workshop before. This isn't another one. Our workshops use theater and interaction as a way of involving you and the rest of the audience. They are designed to showcase healthy and unhealthy aspects of relationships and provide you with the skills and strategies to build healthy relationships and be an active bystander.
Most workshops feature:
- A working definition of consent
- A sexual assault survivor’s monologue followed by interactive discussions with other characters involved in the narrative
- How (and how not) to support a survivor of sexual assault
- Statistics about sexual assault
- Resources for survivors of sexual assault
- A demonstration of healthy and unhealthy communication
We are looking for more passionate students to join our team and be a part of creating healthier relationships on our campus and beyond.
Earn upper-division leadership credits
Work with a fun, close-knit group of students passionate about creating social change on campus and educating their peers on sexual and relationship violence
Develop your professional skills and interests
Gain great experience for your resume
Become more involved in the campus community
Being a part of SWAT gives you a variety of opportunities and skills that will benefit you throughout your life. But most importantly, it helps to address the issue of sexual violence on our campus. We welcome people of all identities to be a part of our team so that we can better represent the diversity of relationships. Our team members make a three term commitment (summer not included) and present to a variety of audiences. It is important work and we hope you'll be a part of helping us do it.