What is CERTS?






The CERTS team is a student/staff partnership designed to facilitate honest, open conversation regarding sexual health issues in order to foster healthy, safe decisions around sex and an environment that does not tolerate, accept or condone sexual activity without consent.

Follow CERTS on Instagram @csbsju_certs

or e-mail at [email protected]

Some of our past events include:

  • Healing through art
  • Denim day promotion
  • One love bingo
  • Multiple tabling events to bring awareness to domestic violence, bar safety, and sexual health

How to get involved: 

Check out our Instagram for frequent updates on events we are hosting and additional resources!

Contact Tamara Hennes-Vix for more information on the program at: [email protected]


Bystander Intervention

To truly be campuses with healthy and caring attitudes and practices and have a culture that is civil, respectful, and non-violent, we need community members who are ready, willing and able to intervene in inappropriate, high risk, or problematic situations.  Engaging community members in intervening is the goal of the one-hour CSB/SJU bystander intervention program. 

What does the bystander training consist of?

  • Students will be taught how to intervene in certain situations where they may not be comfortable speaking up.
  • Different scenarios based on real life situations will be given, and students are encouraged to take the effective steps to delegate, disrupt, distract, and/or take direct action in that situation.
  • The goal of this presentation and training is to teach peers how to effectively react to situations in which they may not know what to do.

This program is being offered by the CERTS (Consent, Equality, Respect, Talking, Safety) Student Health Promotion Team. 

If you would like to set-up a CERTified presentation, contact the CERTS team via e-mail at [email protected].