Faculty and staff are invited to attend the first campus Engage session at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the BSC Ballroom.

Formerly known as Green Dot, Engage is a new program which addresses risk factors involving alcohol/drug use, mental health, sexual violence and discrimination.

“The largest difference between Engage and Green Dot is that (the latter) focused more on sexual violence and bystander intervention,” said Samantha Sweet, sexual violence prevention coordinator/Engage community organizer at Missouri Southern. “Engage approaches subjects like sexual and interpersonal violence to discrimination. It’s a broader coverage of topics that all seem to connect.”

During the session, Sweet said she’ll give an overview of the program and the skills that Engage provides to help people talk about these subjects.

“We’ll look at the current data that represents our campus and how it can be used to reduce the risk factors that we see,” she said.

Registration/reservations are not required to attend the session.