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Hollie Daniels, Lauren Di Giovanni, Nicole La Hoz, Katherine Shapiro
Increased rate of sexual violence, and domestic violence Over the course of a college career the percentage of completed or attempted rape victimization among women in higher educational institutions might climb to between 20% and 25% (National Institute of Justice, 2001) The Justice Department estimates that fewer than 5% of completed and attempted rapes of college women are reported to law enforcement officials. Women aged experience the highest per capita rate of intimate partner violence (US Department of Justice, 1997) Battling myths about sexual assault and violence Violence prevention Increasing support and rights for survivors/victims WHAT IS THE PROBLEM/ISSUE/CONCERN?
WHAT IS SEXUAL ASSAULT? The term “sexual assault” is defined as any “oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration by another with any other object without consent” and includes gang rape, acquaintance rape, date rape, marital rape, and stranger rape. (State of Florida, 2013) Sexual assault can occur any time of the day or night; it can occur at home, in the work place, in social settings, and in public places. Both men and women have been sexually assaulted by strangers, people whom they have known and trusted, and people whom they have dated.
Consent is informed, freely given agreement, communicated by clearly understandable words or actions, to participate in each form of sexual activity. Consent cannot be inferred from silence, passivity, or lack of active resistance. Consent cannot be given if the person is physically or mentally incapable. Consent cannot be given when a person is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, because their physical and/or mental capability may be impaired. WHAT IS CONSENT?
Myth: Only certain types of women get raped. It could never happen to me Reality: Anyone can be raped. Women and men from the very young to the elderly; people of all ethnicities; socioeconomic levels; and all sexual orientations are raped. Myth: Rapes are committed by strangers at night in dark alleys. Reality: Most rapes are committed by someone the woman knows and at any time of day or night. Women are raped most commonly in their own homes. PeaceOverViolence.org MYTHS & REALITIES
Myth: Men rape women because they are sexually aroused or have been sexually deprived. Reality: The motives for rape are complex and varied but often include hostility against women in general, the desire to exert power and control, the desire to humiliate and degrade, and in some cases, the desire to inflict pain. Myth: Acquaintance rapes are not as serious as stranger rapes. Reality: Acquaintance rape is as serious as rape by a stranger. Women who are raped by someone they know experience a similar degree of trauma as those raped by a stranger. Some specific feelings may be different, but not the severity of the feelings. PeaceOverViolence.org MYTHS & REALITIES
Violence Against Women Act of 1994 This act was an attempt made by the National government to respond to the issues of sexual assault and violence in our country. Recently reauthorized by President Obama, this Act serves to provide services and justice for those who have been victims. Jeanne Clery Act of 1991 and the Clery Center for Security on Campus are dedicated to preventing violence, substance abuse and other crimes on college and university campuses across the United States, and to compassionately assist the victims of these crimes. WHAT ARE SOME SOLUTIONS THAT EXIST?
Our campus policies and procedures apply to all students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Our services are also available to all of these individuals, including campus visitors who were victimized on campus. We would encourage and support (but not pressure) the victim to reach out to campus services and law enforcement (counseling and psychological services, off-campus police, etc.) The accused offender would receive equitable rights to that of the victim. This includes, but is not limited to: Having an advisor present at student conduct proceedings Having the right to question their accuser through a 3 rd party mediator Our campus would also prohibit any retaliation against the victim for reporting the crime or for the accused perpetrator. CAMPUS POLICIES & PROCEDURES
If the victim chooses to pursue the case, the verdict for sexual assault and domestic violence cases will fall under the purview of our campus’s Conduct and Conflict Resolution office, which will conduct an unbiased investigation and determine a result based on the preponderance of evidence. The office will then decide the appropriate penalties if the accused is found guilty. We would report the occurrence of a sexual assault on campus to the appropriate channels as per the Clery act, while maintaining the privacy of the victim and accused. CAMPUS POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Sexual Assault and Violence Education Campus Campaign The goal of the S.A.V.E. Campaign is to educate students, faculty, staff, and the community about sexual assault and violence This includes support, prevention, and safety SAVE: yourself, a friend, myself SAVE aims to change myths about sexual violence, provide support and equal rights for both the accused and the potential victim, and to provide security to the campus and its students. WHAT IS S.A.V.E.?
For the S.A.V.E. Campaign to take reach our students we have implemented multiple marketing strategies to reach throughout our campus community S.A.VE. Ambassadors Trained peer ambassadors who would present on these sensitive topics to First Year Experience students, and conduct other campus presentations Educational Seminars/Lectures Seminars dedicated to student organizations on campus, including Greek letter organizations Campus activities Collaborate with the Campus Activities Office, as well and other departments on campus to promote fun, educational activities to all students Also collaborating with services in the community S.A.V.E. CAMPAIGN STRATEGY
Social media Reach out to our students through various social media platforms Campus ads Create innovative ads depicting unexpected scenarios and providing information to empower survivors, prevent assailants, dispel common myths, and provide information on the rights of the accused Inform students on the resources available to them on campus S.A.V.E. CAMPAIGN STRATEGY
One of our goals is to encourage survivors to seek out campus resources and other services The “S.A.V.E.d myself” concept is used to help survivors to reframe their victimization and claim a sense of empowerment Ad: The ad would illustrate survivors of domestic assault and sexual violence sharing personal stories about how they sought help and “S.A.V.Ed” themselves In doing so, we hope to provide an environment of support for survivors who have received help through our resources, and to promote students to seek out our services These services would include counseling and mental health support as well as STD testing. S.A.V.E.D MYSELF
Our goal is to inform our students and aid them in creating a community that avoids the bystander mentality In domestic violence cases, someone may not recognize they’re being assaulted or violated or may be in denial Raise awareness about the signs of domestic abuse or violence and how someone can help a friend in that situation Ad: Depicts a man being abused by a woman to dispel the myth that only men are the abusers and a friend reaching out to help him Provide information to allow the victim as well as his/her friends to recognize these signs and seek out help to prevent further harm S.A.V.E. YOUR FRIEND
Our goal is to promote an environment of education that will prevent potential offenders from putting themselves in destructive or compromising situations Ad: Depicts a man who is contemplating whether or not he should sleep with a girl, but decides he does not want to put himself in a risky situation because she is intoxicated The concept is to empower students to walk away or not engage in a situation where sexual assault may occur This also targets the common misconception that a person can give consent when they are under the influence of alcohol S.A.V.E. YOURSELF
SOCIAL MEDIA AND CONTACT Facebook.com/SAVEcampaign SAVE
PeaceOverViolence.org (2014). Myths and realities about sexual assault. Retrieved from realities/ Clery Center for Security on Campus (2012). Retrieved from Online Sunshine(2013). The 2013 Florida Statutes. Retrieved from ute&URL= /0800/Sections/ html Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report (2001). Intimate Partner Violence and Age of Victim, Retrieved from Race, Abuse, and Incest National Network (2008). Campus Safety. Retrieved from https://www.rainn.org/public-policy/campus-safety American Association of University Professors (2012). Campus Sexual Assault: Suggested Policies and Procedures. Retrieved from and-procedures WORKS CITED