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Violence Prevention Education and Outreach

Dinai Robertson, Coordinator

Photo of Dinai RobertsonThe first step of changing a culture is through education and intersectional perspectives. The violence prevention education and outreach office is making the effort to change the ideals around rape culture, hook-up culture and sex positivity.  If students, faculty, staff and visitors to SUNY Plattsburgh campus acknowledged the impact that interpersonal violence and sexual violence is having not only on our campus but the world, we would be a safer and more inclusive environment.

The education and coordination provided is from our Violence Prevention Education and Outreach Coordinator, Dinai Robertson.

A little bit about Dinai: Originally from Queens Village, Dinai began her journey here at SUNY Plattsburgh in 2011. As a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh, she earned a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Gender and Women's Studies (GWS) and a minor in Business Marketing. As a student,  she had the opportunity to work with community members and developed education and prevention outreach with both the Organization for Women of Ethnicity and the GWS department. Dinai now lives locally and her time both, on-campus and off-campus has been dedicated to education, prevention, and solving the issues of violence that we face as a community.

Where Do I Find the Violence Prevention Education and Outreach Coordinator?

Office: Redcay 221
Email: drobe007@plattsburgh.edu
Phone: (518) 564-2098

What Is the Violence Prevention Education and Outreach Coordinator’s Role?

  • Provide information on Violence Prevention
  • Connect people with resources they may need
  • Provide students with internship and educator opportunities

When Should I Contact the Violence Prevention Education and Outreach Coordinator?

  • To seek information or training about rights on campus.
  • To receive information about violence prevention, the schools bystander intervention program, the LGBTQ* inclusion efforts, or to become an educator.
  • Ask questions about SUNY Plattsburgh’s policies and procedures related to sexual discrimination, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and/or sexual assault.

Violence Prevention Education and Outreach, Peer Education

As an educational institution, our primary goal is to rewrite the narrative of what prevention should look like.

Peer education allows fellow students to connect, learn and explore topics including:

  • Title IX
  • Affirmative Consent
  • Healthy/unhealthy relationships
  • Bystander effect
  • Sex positivity
  • Accountability
  • Self-care
  • Continuing the conversation and working toward changing the culture of violence.

Academic Courses

GWS104 - Sexuality, Power and Relationships (1 cr.)

This credit-bearing course is offered each semester. Offered Spring (3rd weekend of April) and  Fall (3rd weekend of November).

About the Course: Analysis of healthy and unhealthy relationships in general with special attention to college life. Study of basic theories about sexual assault and gendered violence. Role plays and simulations to raise awareness and build confidence and practical skills for violence prevention and intervention on campus. Introduction to key resources for violence prevention and intervention on campus and in the community. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts.

Health Education and Outreach

The Center for Student Involvement offers a range of programs and events that focus on awareness, prevention and education on dating, domestic and sexual violence.


Contact Information

For more information, please contact

Butterfly Blaise
Title IX Coordinator
Office: Hawkins 151
Phone: (518) 564-3281
Email: Title.IX@plattsburgh.edu

Dinai Robertson
Violence Prevention Education and Outreach Coordinator
Office: Redcay 221
Phone: (518) 564-3281
Email: drobe007@plattsburgh.edu