College - Author 1

College of Liberal Arts

Department - Author 1

Journalism Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Journalism



Primary Advisor

Dan Eller, College of Liberal Arts, Journalism Department


This project was developed to describe the drafting of a screenplay for an interactive, virtual reality sexual harassment training module for students of the California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. The research began with the examination of the prevalent and persisting issue of sexual harassment within college campus communities, and how to present college students with the tools to intervene as bystanders, thus encouraging them to intervene when encountering sexual harassment scenarios. The resulting screenplay was written to provide college students at Cal Poly with strategies to identify and take action when encountering sexual harassment, especially in small group gatherings where the perpetrator may even be a friend of theirs. The production of this screenplay is planned for the 2021 school year, and will then be shown to a trial group of students as a way to identify patterns fo sexual harassment scenario recognition and likelihood of student bystander intervention.

June 10 Shanti Final Draft.pdf (85 kB)