The One Act training curriculum was developed in the spring and summer of 2010, with the first trainings hosted in late fall 2010. We trained over 350 students in its first academic year and have reached 300 to 600 each year since! The One Act for Greeks curriculum was added in Spring 2013.
Awards & Recognition
One Act was awarded the APPLES Service-Learning Community Partner Excellence Award for 2014.
One Act is recognized by NASPA's Culture of Respect as supported by evidence.
We're committed to using the best evidence available to implement bystander intervention, and have also published on our evaluation.
Review our article in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence in May 2015:
Kei Alegría-Flores, Kelli Raker, Robert K. Pleasants, Mark A. Weaver, and Morris Weinberger
Preventing Interpersonal Violence on College Campuses: The Effect of One Act Training on Bystander Intervention
J Interpers Violence 0886260515587666, first published on May 22, 2015
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Research
If I attend training, do I have to participate in your research?
• No, it is completely voluntary. However, we greatly appreciate when you do as it helps us improve the program.
How do you collect data?
• Participants are asked to fill out a questionnaire before the training begins, and are emailed a post-test one week and two months after training.
• During the training, we collect the notecards that students write where they share why violence prevention matters to them.
• Additionally, anonymous clickers are used to collect data about experiences of victimization or knowing someone who has experienced sexual violence, interpersonal violence, or stalking. We also have asked questions about what obstacles you face to intervening and what you’d do in a situation.
• A paper form at the end of training asks what you liked/disliked about the program – we use this to make improvements to the structure of the training
*due to time limits, anonymous clickers are not used in One Act for Greeks
Do you have IRB approval? How do you protect us as students participating in your research?
• Yes, we have sought annual IRB approval because we firmly believe in ethical research that we can share with others who are also trying to advance the field of violence prevention.
• We collect anonymous data wherever possible, or we use an identifier that lets us see how one person changes and learns from before the training to two months after. This identifier is in no way able to be connected back to a specific student.
• Since we ask personal questions about difficult topics like sexual assault in the questionnaires, we provide information on resources available on campus at every data collection point described above.
How can I participate?
• Sign up for training or organize one for your organization, residence hall community, fraternity, sorority, or sports team. Learn more here.
One Act in the Media
Check out these articles about One Act:
- Half of IFC frats have completed One Act training by Aaron Redus, The Daily Tar Heel (September 2015)
- Training boosts bystander confidence in preventing interpersonal violence on college campuses, study finds, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health (June 2015)
- Fraternities see full participation in One Act training for Greeks by Sara Salinas, The Daily Tar Heel (April 2015)
- To combat campus sexual assault, schools are reaching out by Samantha Ehlinger, McClatchy DC (November 2014)
- New UNC-Chapel Hill policy requires affirmative consent for sex by Jane Stancill, The News & Observer (October 2014)
- Taking a Community Approach to Campus Sexual Assault Prevention by Robert Pleasants in The Huffington Post Blog (April 2014)
- APPLES recognizes 2014 service-learning award recipients, Carolina Center for Public Service News (April 2014)
- Fraternities required to undergo One Act training by Kelly Jasiura, The Daily Tar Heel (September 2014)
- Preventing Interpersonal Violence at UNC Chapel Hill: The Effect of One Act Training on Bystander Intervention. by Kei Alegria-Flores, HealthyHeels Blog (November 2013)
- "One Act" Made Just for Greeks by Italia Marr, The Odyssey at UNC (October 2013)
- It is time to rethink 'comedy' by Meghan DeMaria, USA Today College (April 2012)
Other Adapters of One Act
- Center for Wellness Promotion at University of North Carolina - Charlotte
- Health Promotion at Oregon State University
In addition to Student Wellness, One Act appreciates support currently or previously received from:
- North Carolina Division of Public Health Injury & Violence Prevention Branch
- Campus Health Services
- Counseling & Psychological Services
- Office of the Dean of Students
- UNC Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC)
- UNC Parent's Council
Please direct any questions or concerns to: Nicole Feehan, Sexual Violence Prevention Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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