CAS 101

Peer Education to Help in Relationship and Assault Issues

Communicating About Safety (CAS) 101 was created to empower student leaders to educate and connect with their peers on the topics of sexual assault and relationship safety. If you would like more information on sexual assault, go to the Sexual Assault self help page. If you would like to schedule a CAS 101 presentation, go to Schedule a Presentation.


This peer education program is designed to promote greater awareness about the dynamics of sexual assault and aid in the prevention of relationship violence on the WPI campus. The intention of the program is to facilitate knowledgeable interactions between trained WPI students and their peers through programs and trainings, as well as to provide information and resources to victims of sexual assault in times of immediate crisis.


  • To provide and advertise programs for the college community on issues relating to sexuality and gender roles, alcohol and sexual violence, and safety and awareness
  • To provide information and resources to victims of sexual assault and relationship violence
  • To provide specific education about staying safe at WPI—while sexual assault is never the victim’s/survivor’s fault, information can be an important tool


  • Complete mandatory training sessions for peer educators
  • Attend monthly group meetings
  • Provide at least one program per term, when applicable
  • Be knowledgeable about area resources both on and off campus, such as counseling services, Student Health Services, Pathways for Change (formerly the Rape Crisis Center), etc., and referring victims to these services
  • Provide training sessions for other student leaders such as resident assistants, orientation leaders, etc.
  • Assist with substance abuse prevention initiatives on campus
  • Work with the Greek system to provide training and resources on sexual assault
  • Participate in the Clothesline Project and other sexual assault related programs


  • Gain valuable experience while developing teaching, communication, presentation, and group facilitation skills
  • Become part of a skilled team of students committed to providing accurate, nonjudgmental college health information to the WPI community 

Get Involved and Make a Difference!

Complete the interest form. We will let you know about upcoming events, so you can take part and volunteer. Learn and grow with your peers in CAS 101. If you have questions, contact advisor Erica Tolles, +1-508-831-5540 in the Student Development & Counseling Center.

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