2020 Changing Campus Culture Student Summit


The Ohio Department of Higher Education is pleased to host a virtual workshop experience in place of it’s traditional Generation IX Student Summit. While 2020 will not allow students from across Ohio to gather in Columbus to attend workshops and interact directly with their peers, this year’s Generation IX Student Summit will seek to connect students from across the state with subject matter experts and thought leaders on topics related to changing the culture towards power and gender-based violence on campus. Through the various workshops and discussion forums students will have an opportunity to identify ways to develop their personal narrative to empower self and others and gain a better understanding of how to effectively collaborate with all students to end power and gender-based violence.


Program Guide



Disclaimer: The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) is providing this program as a public service, but it is neither a legal interpretation nor a statement of ODHE policy. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the ODHE. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by ODHE employees are those of the employees and do not necessarily reflect the view of the ODHE or any of its officials. If you have any questions about this disclaimer, please contact our Office of General Counsel.

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Program 1:  Historical and Power Conscious Approaches to Sexual Violence Among College Students (Dr. Chris Linder)

Sexual violence is an abuse of power. It is tightly wound with all forms of oppression, including racism, homophobia, ableism, and classism. In this workshop, we will explore the roots of violence in the US by examining the relationship between racism, power, and violence. Further, we will explore well-intended awareness programs that often make perpetration invisible. We will conclude the workshop by focusing on incorporating power-conscious approaches to addressing sexual violence in our work.


Program 2:  Representation Matters: Designing Campus Programs with Intention (Kelly Addington & Becca Tieder of Shift Happens Here)

Featuring: Adan Bean, Ashlee Haze & Caroline Rothstein

How can we help others feel seen?  Are we creating campus programs and campaigns with impact? Are our programs meaningful to our entire community or the leaders that create them? This session asks: are our good intentions, good enough? Join us for a candid conversation with a group of thought leaders who address the issues of diversity, inclusion and representation through their art. These storytellers each challenge participants to think in new ways to further engage more diverse members of a community. They share the importance of offering space at the table for diverse points of view and how to achieve this level of engagement. This session illustrates how to create more effective campaigns and produce programs that engage and inspire communities.  This candid conversation helps individuals identify where they and their organization are and outlines how they can measure their efforts to foster diversity and inclusion. Lastly, the program challenges participants on where they can aspire to be: creating a truly representational community. Because, representation matters.

Session Goals:

  • Define inclusive programming.
  • Share examples of why diverse representation matters.
  • Provide participants with the information to seek out new approaches to diversity and inclusion. 
  • Include diverse people in developing the campaigns and programs on campus. 
  • Use diverse (such as race, sex, gender, native origin, age, differently abled, sexual orientation and identity) members of your communities in social media campaigns, education, programs etc. 


Program 3:  Is There Space for Me?: Transforming Prevention Education Through Storytelling (Tonjie Reese)

In order to create change, preventionists must maintain relevance and use creative methods to relay their message. Through storytelling preventionists can challenge mainstream ideals, address intersectionality, and provide the opportunity to hear from voices that are often silenced. This workshop will provide tools for enhancing sexual violence prevention education by incorporating storytelling and creativity. Participants will learn about stock, concealed, resistance, and transformative stories and best practices for including creativity in prevention work.


Program 4:  Reach: How to Leverage Social Media and Marketing to Shift Culture (Kelly Addington & Becca Tieder of Shift Happens Here)

Featuring: The Honorable Anna Eskamani & Cori Gilbert Wallace

How do the values and goals of your organization translate to how you communicate on social media? Are you reaching the members of your community who need you the most? This powerful panel shares how to take your message to find and connect with an audience. Our featured guests have successfully utilized social media to communicate their values and goals. Cori has led the messaging of several international organizations, helped people and brands find their voices and uses her own platforms to lift up others and call out injustice. Anna has mobilized thousands into social action, been featured on the cover of Time magazine, and holds fellow elected officials, companies, systems and institutions accountable. These young visionary leaders offer meaningful examples and best practices to utilize the power of various social networks. A how to program on how we can educate and engage ourselves, individuals and communities to advance social issues and to amplify our messages.  They discuss the importance of authenticity, planning and the need for two-way communication in order to provide oxygen to an issue. Learn how to cultivate a space to discuss causes and missions more fully online and how social media can move people to take action.   

Session Goals

  • Provide examples of successful campaigns. 
  • Share stories of how to use social platforms well. 
  • Examine how we can and must evolve in social spaces? 
  • Provide suggestions/ tools to use social media for social good 


Program 5:  Who me? Yes…You: What it means to be a role model on campus (Logan Davis)

Yes, you read that right. The session is speaking directly to you…the campus role model. Don’t think you’re a role model? Even better. This session focuses on creating a better understanding of what a role model is and isn’t, what a role model does, where and how someone becomes a role model, and why being a role model on campus in 2020 is more important than ever. 


Program 6:  Engaging Men in Sexual Violence Prevention: How do we change the narrative? (Logan Davis)

Men & sexual violence…if reading these three words together creates a sense or anxiety of frustration, then this session is for you. Many programs on this topic simply state that men need to focus on being the solution rather than the problem. This session takes a different approach by digging deeper about why men are reluctant to engage in deep and meaningful conversations about sexual violence, sexuality, and intimacy. By participating in this session attendees will be able to identify barriers often prohibiting men from being fully engaged in sexual violence prevention.


Program 7:  Connect: How to Create Successful Online Peer Education Programs (Kelly Addington & Becca Tieder of Shift Happens Here)

Featuring: Otis McGresham

Is peer education doomed in the era of virtual learning and events? Can we offer valuable peer education and make meaningful connections online? Yes! This session shares best practices for virtual programs, especially ones that address social issues, offers new ideas to engage participants and suggestions to reach students who don’t currently attend peer education programs. Learn how to deepen your connection with your students and/or peers through thoughtful and inclusive virtual programs.  

Session Goals:

  • Learn how to make a connection virtually.
  • Maximize virtual platforms to connect and offer effective and engaging peer education.  
  • Best practices to create engagement in virtual learning and events. 
  • How to manage the room where people feel respected and safe. 
  • A step by step tutorial of how you can create programs that connect. 


Program 8:  Creating Intersectional Prevention through Peer Education (Mat Hall)

Emma Lazarus famously wrote “Until all of us is free, we are none of us free.”  While peer education groups have traditionally approached their work from a student-development perspective and a public health approach, it is becoming increasingly apparent that peer educators have a fundamental role in anti-oppression work on college campuses.  This program examines how Kimbelé Crenshaw’s theory of Intersectionality, married with the Minority Stress Model, can be used to reposition much of the work that is being done by peer health education groups on college campuses.  There is a rich history of peer-to-peer education in higher education with demonstrated efficacy for health behavior change.  Our national dialogue around the #MeToo Movement and racial justice tells us it’s time for our peer education work to reflect this drive for social and political equity.  This program provides easily achievable ideas and opportunities for peer educators to use their platform to engage in equity-informed public health work.