Read what everyone is saying about bringing the “Can I Kiss You?” program and more to their campuses.
Below are reactions, letters, and evaluations from students, college professionals, and survivors throughout the country:
Review: “Mike provides a good balance of humor and seriousness in his program”
First, I’d like to say how great it was to work with you again. Our students and staff really enjoyed meeting you. I know I speak for everyone at Point Park University when I say, thank you for everything you do. You have helped open the eyes of our students to consent in relationships and sexual violence issues. You have enabled them to take a stand and she the respect that everyone deserves.
Generally, student attendance at Point Park University events ranges between 40-50 students. “Can I Kiss You?” was a HUGE success at Point Park University. Our official attendance at the event was more than 225 students, making the most successful program all year . . . Many students would like you to return year after year. All the students thought this was an important issue and they appreciated how you approached the topic. According to one of our students ‘Mike provides a good balance of humor and seriousness in his program. He really gets you thinking.’ This is a sentiment that I share. I will be certain to promote this program to all my colleagues, as I know my students will to all their friends.
“Can I Kiss You?” is such a wonderful program and I highly recommend it for all colleges and universities. If I can ever serve as a reference for you please contact me over the phone or through email.
John M. Mayo, Jr.
Community Director Coordinator, The Sophomore Experience
Point Park University (PA)
Review: “He is fantastic”
We recently hosted Mike Domitrz here at UF and he actually spoke to all of the student athletes (including the National Championship football team!) and students “at-large” about these issues. Mike is a phenomenal speaker and comes with my highest recommendation if you are ever interested (or your Wellness program) in hosting him. His presentations are very interactive, funny but insightful and thought-provoking at the same time. He is fantastic.
Ph.D., Student Mental Health Services & C.A.R.E. Coordinator
University of Florida (FL)
Review: “Our students left the program feeling confident…”
We invited student leaders in positions as Resident Assistants, Orientation leaders, Greek Life members, and Campus Activities to the Talk Back session with Mike. Mike gave our student leaders some great tools for facilitating difficult conversations! The role playing Mike had students do was especially effective in creating real situations our student leaders find themselves in when dealing with alcohol, sexual violence, and other “hot” topics. Our students left the program feeling confident in their ability to navigate these conversations in the future.
Central College (IA)
Review: “Thank you for what you do”
Since you came I have not only heard discussions from my staff but also the students about consent and bystander intervention. Already this year students are coming forward quickly to hold their fellow students responsible for sexual harassment as well as other offenses. Survivors are coming forward and my staff is open and ready to care. The day after the event I saw your post-it notes all over the halls. One note on a door read simply ‘I’m here for you.’ It about broke my heart with joy. Thank you for what you do.
Southern Utah University (UT)
Review: “…this was the first program where we felt educated”
After seeing 4 years of a variety of speakers this was the first program where we felt educated. Mike Domitrz gave the audience the tools to change the way we all lead our relationships.
Lisa Goldberg & Ashley Gomberg
Panhellenic Council, University of Florida