Going beyond “no means no”

Given our passion to free the world of oppressive behaviors, we know a bland PowerPoint isn’t going to cut it. The Hook Up, designed as a stand-alone program or as an effective follow-up to Sex Signals, is an engaging audience-participation program led by trained educators who speak “student.” It’s an unflinching, fun, and transformational approach to a hot-button topic on virtually every campus.

From research to results

We’re myth busters on an important mission of truth—to blast the notion that rape is just a regrettable hook up. We are doing this to provide a baseline for what great intimacy looks like, and empower bystanders to become “upstanders” and intervene. Our program draws from intervention research by clinical psychologist and forensic consultant, Dr. David Lisak. It also leverages research by Dr. Alan Berkowitz, which was based on initial findings by Darley and Latané.

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The Takeaway

Now is the time to have an honest, impactful conversation punctuated by laughter instead of snickering. This program is designed to:

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Connect the dots between sexist language, stereotypes, and hooking up

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Clarify the real differences between a healthy sexual encounter, a regretted one, and rape

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Contrast Dr. Lisak’s predator profile and behaviors to “acceptable” sexual behaviors

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Empower students to be change agents, intervene as bystanders, and shift the culture to shut down sex offenders and hold them accountable

“It was an outstanding program. My students loved it and I truly believed they learned some very important lessons about this sensitive topic in between their laughter.”
Kimberly Thornton, Assistant Director of Student Activities, LSU - Shreveport

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