Clubs + Our Turn

CUSA is proud to introduce Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Training for all clubs and societies as part of Our Turn, Carleton’s student-led action plan to combat campus sexual violence.

The interactive, peer-to-peer training was developed by students and the program is led by student volunteers. The 1.5 hour session includes:

  • Information about consent, sexual violence, and rape culture that is directly applicable to campus events and student life
  • Strategies to help prevent sexual violence by being an active bystander
  • Approaches to support a friend who discloses a sexual assault
  • Information about available sexual violence resources and reporting options on campus and in the wider Ottawa community

CUSA is currently running a pilot version of this program during Clubs & Societies Summer Funding. 2017 Summer Funding is dependent on a minimum of three members of each club completing Our Turn Sexual Violence Prevention and Support training. The first half of the funding will be distributed after funding presentations, and the second half will be awarded upon completion of the training from June 27-July 28. Training will be scheduled at each club’s convenience.

After the pilot is completed, the training will be implemented as a mandatory requirement for all CUSA Clubs & Societies who receive funding from CUSA in the 2017-18 academic year.  For more information about Clubs & Societies training, email

Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Training is part of Our Turn, CUSA’s larger strategy to combat sexual violence through smart, evidence-based programs and effective action. For more information about Our Turn, email