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Sexual Misconduct Sexual Harassment Candace Caraco, PhD, Chief of Staff Megan Farrell, JD, MBA, Title IX Coordinator Geri Larsen, MS, Director of Human.

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1 Sexual Misconduct Sexual Harassment Candace Caraco, PhD, Chief of Staff Megan Farrell, JD, MBA, Title IX Coordinator Geri Larsen, MS, Director of Human Resources Rebecca Sawyer, EdD, Vice President for Student Life With thanks to Tara Pereira, EdS NDMU Training 1/23/14

2 Title IX Officers Geri Larsen, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Human Resources Rebecca Sawyer, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Life Megan Farrell, University Title IX Coordinator Melissa Lees, Sexual Assault Resources Coordinator Jim Mitchell, Liaison to Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement NDMU Training 1/23/14

3 Agenda Review Title IX Define Sexual Misconduct Introduce Key Policy Elements Discuss Your Role as Employee of the University Review Reporting Process Apply your knowledge with scenarios NDMU Training 1/23/14

4 Title IX 20 U.S.C. No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex... – be excluded from participation in, – be denied the benefits of, or – be subjected to discrimination – under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Additionally, defines Sexual Violence as part as Sexual Harassment. NDMU Training 1/23/14

5 What does Title IX require Dear Colleague Letter Requires universities to take immediate action to eliminate sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects, including: – Naming Title IX Coordinator – Revising University Polices and Procedures – Training of employees and students on new policies and procedures NDMU Training 1/23/14

6 Learning Objectives Review Title IX and associated regulations, including the Dear Colleague Letter Explore NDMU process pertaining to sexual misconduct, including defining key terms Understand your responsibilities as Responsible University Officer to report all allegations of sexually inappropriate behaviors Apply this knowledge to real life campus scenarios NDMU Training 1/23/14

7 Policies, Procedures, and Prohibitions Sexual Misconduct Sexual Harassment NDMU Training 1/23/14

8 Sexual Violence on Campus 1 in 4 women will be the survivors of sexual violence 1 in 7 men will be survivors of sexual violence Sexual Violence is most likely to occur at night and in someones residence 90% of survivors know the perpetrator Kerbs, 2007 NDMU Training 1/23/14

9 NDMU Policies Sexual Misconduct Policy – Applies to faculty, staff, and students – Policies administered depending upon the status of the accused – Complaints against Students go to Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Life – Complaints against Employees (Faculty and Staff) and third parties (vendors) go to Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Human Resources NDMU Training 1/23/14

10 Sexual Misconduct includes: » Sexual Violence Rape Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Dating/Relationship Violence Sexual Exploitation Sexual Intimidation » Bullying » Stalking » Sexual Harassment NDMUS Sexual Misconduct Policy Prohibits NDMU Training 1/23/14

11 Sexual Harassment Quid Pro Quo Hostile Work Environment NDMU Training 1/23/14

12 Sexual Harassment Is… About power and control not about sex The emotional manipulation of another using sex Committed regardless of the gender expression or identity of the perpetrator or target Liability for 3 rd Parties NDMU Training 1/23/14

13 University Responsibilities Under Title IX When an individual files a complaint or when any Responsible University Employee of the community learns of possible sexual misconduct, the school must immediately: – Investigate, – take appropriate steps to end the misconduct, – eliminate the effects of the misconduct, and – prevent the harassment from recurring. NDMU Training 1/23/14

14 Responsible University Officer/Member of Community A Responsible University Employee includes any university administrator, supervisor, faculty member, coach or trainer. Chances are, it is YOU! NDMU Training 1/23/14

15 OTHER IMPORTANT POLICY PROVISIONS Retaliation Confidentiality Consent NDMU Training 1/23/14

16 The Roles of the Coordinators Title IX Coordinator oversees Title IX enforcement Deputy Title IX Coordinators administer the investigation of the complaints Sexual Assault Resources Coordinator provide confidential counseling and emotional support Liaison to Law Enforcement contacts appropriate authorities and facilitate reporting and investigation of criminal matters NDMU Training 1/23/14

17 Reporting Responsibilities What are some reasons why Sexual Misconduct is not Reported? You MUST report instances of known or suspected sexual violence to Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinators As a Responsible University Officer, you CANNOT promise confidentiality NDMU Training 1/23/14

18 How to Respond to Disclosures Believe them. Use active listening skills. Listen without judgment. Display empathy. Be aware of non-verbal cues, yours and others. Be open in your posture. Let the individual lead the conversation. Protect the persons privacy. THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR AN EDUCATIONAL CONVERSATION! NDMU Training 1/23/14

19 Applying Your Knowledge NDMU Training 1/23/14

20 Case Studies Purpose – Apply your understanding of how to respond to the person disclosing – Demonstrate your understanding of steps to take in addressing possible sexual misconduct (reporting lines notification) NDMU Training 1/23/14

21 Sexual Assault – Student A student, who is usually very engaged in class, seems very distracted and has been handing in assignments late. You ask the student what is going on and she tells you that 4 weeks ago she was studying at the library one night and while walking to her car was approached by a stranger in a car asking for directions. When she leaned over to give directions she was pulled into the car and assaulted. The student didn't say everything earlier because she can't remember what the stranger looks like and is afraid no one would believe her. She is also afraid if she went to public safety rumors would spread around campus. NDMU Training 1/23/14

22 Sexual Assault - Student A 19-year-old resident student is sitting outside your office 8 am Monday morning. She breaks down and tells you that Friday night her boyfriend came over and they drank a few beers and smoked a few joints. Things got out of control and her boyfriend ended up assaulting her. She can't remember if she said no. She doesn't know what to do. She is afraid if she tells residence life she will get in trouble for underage drinking and drug possession. She wants to know what to do. NDMU Training 1/23/14

23 Sexual Harassment Scenario: Colleague A fellow faculty member tells you they are uncomfortable around one of your mutual colleagues. Your colleague shares that the other faculty member is continually making them feel uncomfortable by commenting on their dress, their sexy voice, by asking a lot of personal questions about dating and continually making sexual inferences. Your colleague has asked the other faculty member to stop these behaviors but they continue. What do you do? What is your role? NDMU Training 1/23/14

24 Sexual Harassment Scenario: Supervisor Your supervisor shares very intimate details of their personal life regularly. Over time you have begun to feel uncomfortable with the level of detail and type of information being shared. It seems to you that your supervisor is making many of your colleagues uncomfortable for the same reason. You feel apprehensive to do anything about this because the person of concern is your supervisor and has a significant impact on your ability to achieve tenure. What do you do? How can you best help yourself? What are your resources? NDMU Training 1/23/14

25 Sexual Harassment Scenario: Student Concern One of your students approaches and informs you that another student is consistently making them feel uncomfortable, asking them out on dates and once attempted to kiss the student after a study group session. The student feels overwhelmed and helpless because the student in question is a trusted student leader. What do you do? What is your role? NDMU Training 1/23/14

26 Sexual Assault Scenario: Sexual Assault Survivor A student walks into your office hours and confides in you that they were sexually assaulted by another student at the university. What do you do? What is your role? NDMU Training 1/23/14

27 Questions? NDMU Training 1/23/14


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