Welcome to Regis Violence Prevention! We offer a number of programs and services to educate and support the Regis community.

If you are interested in being involved with Violence Prevention programs, or would like more information, please contact Andy Thyrring at 303.458.4029 or athyrring@regis.edu.


Staff

Andy Thyrring, Violence Prevention Program Coordinator

My full name is Andrea, but I do prefer to go by Andy. I moved to Colorado in 2011 from New Jersey to complete my master’s in higher education at the University of Denver with a focus in social justice programs and trauma & recovery counseling. After I graduated, I decided to stay in Denver and took a position facilitating life skills and sex education at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver for a year. Since then, I have adopted the most handsome (and sweet, and perfect) dog named Duncan and have settled into my work at Regis. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, collecting records, and going to shows. I teach yoga (check the schedule!), go for drives, and generally wish Colorado had a beach. If you drop by my office, there is a solid chance there will be awesome music and homemade baked goods. Come say hello!

Brooke Shumate

I am a sophomore Health and Exercise Science major. I have been working with Andy on Violence Prevention programs since my first year here at Regis. I enjoy playing soccer, listening to music, and going to Target. Can't wait to see you at our programs!

Gina Quigley

I am a freshman here at Regis, still trying to decide on a major. I began programming with Violence Prevention this fall and enjoy putting together student events where we can work together as a community. See you all at our programs!

Remi Kessler

I am sophomore here at Regis planning on declaring Peace and Justice Studies as my major. I began working with Violence Prevention last year with Brooke and have continued into my role as a workstudy. I like singing, going to concerts, and also going to Target. Come join us at our events!

Programs

Community Program Requests 

We are available to facilitate a program or series of programs for your team, office, class, or floor! Violence Prevention has partnered with a number of clubs, teams, classes, and organizations to provide specific educational programs. We have covered topics including healthy relationships, consent, Title IX, relationship health, rape culture, gender identity, and community accountability. Contact athyrring@regis.edu to set up your next program!

PATH Community And Bystander Accountability

Violence Prevention provides the Regis community with programming to help students develop the skills necessary to safely intervene in possibly risky situations. PATH was specifically designed by Andy Thyrring to suit the needs of Regis community members. Since being introduced in the fall of 2015, Violence Prevention has been asked to facilitate PATH for 8 campus-specific communities as well as 3 greater-Colorado communities! 

Online training

Before you start your career on campus, it is important to have the skills that can make you successful. As part of efforts to support its community members, Violence Prevention has partnered with the Title IX Coordinator to provide an online training for all incoming students - Not Anymore. This online program provides videos and reflective sections about healthy relationships, communication, and consent. All incoming students are required to complete this program - you'll receive more information when you enroll for classes. 

Coffeeshop Series

Every month, Violence Prevention invites the campus community to come together and discuss a specific topic over Voodoo Donuts and coffee. Topics range from healthy relationships to the 5 Love Languages. Check our facebook for updates!

It's On Us

Regis has committed to the national campaign to end sexual violence on college campuses. Check out It's On Us for more info!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Did you know that more than half of services provided by a local, campus-based Denver advocacy center were for dating abuse and domestic violence? And not for sexual assault? Cultivating healthy relationship skills and the ability to recognize  red flags is important for college students. Violence Prevention at Regis spends a month-long campaign providing support to our community in October as part of DV Awareness Month. 

VDay

In February, Violence Prevention partners with the Denver community as well as campus offices and groups to put on VDay. VDay is a national and global movement that aims to bring an end to gender-based violence. VDay also celebrates stories of empowerment and allyship, as well as community engagement through fundraising and donations to a Denver non-profit. Coming together as a community is important to building solidarity and support, and it is also important to enhancing our understanding of the realities many people in our community face. Join us for VDay 2016 in February!

Denim Day and Project Denim (part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month)

As part of April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month programming, Violence Prevention works with the Office of Counseling and Personal Development (among many others!) to put on Project Denim and Denim Day. Project Denim is becoming a Regis staple, where teams of students compete in a fashion show with outfits made completely of donated denim to raise awareness for Denim Day. Later in April, the Denim Day Consent Carnival brings together campus partners and community organizations to educate the Regis community. It's a Spring carnival event!




Events

VP 2016 Events