10-30-18 20-1 Programs

October 30, 2018

20:1 Programs

12:00 pm | 1 hr



Dara Raboy-Picciano (She, Her, Hers)
Coordinator of 20:1 Programs, SUNY Binghamton


L.C. Coghill (He, Him, His)
Greek Life Director, SUNY Binghamton

20:1 is a nationally recognized program acknowledged by California Coalition against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) and the United States Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (DoD SAPRO) as a best practice model for sexual assault prevention.

20:1 was originally a sexual assault prevention peer education program composed of leaders from the University's diverse fraternities. These men voluntarily educated other fraternity members and other men's groups on issues regarding sexual assault prevention. 20:1 was established in 2004. Currently 20:1 is a credit bearing internship with both male and female peers. 20:1 comprises of two programs; the 20:1 Sexual Assault Prevention Program and the 20:1 Bystander Intervention Program. Although an emphasis is still on providing education to Greek Life and Athletics, 20:1 has expanded providing education to a wide variety of students across campus.

The name of the group "20:1" represents the approximately twenty women per hour that are sexually assaulted each day in the United States, which was chosen by the fraternity peer educators upon its inception.

The 20:1 Sexual Assault Prevention Program is a peer education program with an emphasis on Greek Life and Athletics. 20:1 peer interns educate other students on issues of sexual assault prevention including: victim empathy, sexual consent, and bystander behavior.  The 20:1 Program focuses upon an issue of campus and national concern: prevention of and response to student-on-student sexual assault. What makes it distinctive are several attributes; stability, sustainability and steady growth. 

It began as an initiative focused upon fraternity men. It has since developed a companion women's program and extended its reach first to intercollegiate athletes, then to the general student population and, most recently, to external audiences, including the military.

The 20:1 Program is highly collaborative. It involves multiple Student Affairs programs (Counseling, Fraternity / Sorority life, Educational Opportunity Program), and has more recently established a partnership with the Career Development Center and Academic Affairs that has facilitated a for-credit internship for students being trained in the 20:1 Program.


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