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1 Sexual assault and violence education directive (S.A.V.E.D.) Presented by Robert Bedell, Daniel Fox, Caleb Lesley, & Bradley WolfeUniversity of Central Missouri
2 Mission StatementTo inform the campus population about sexual assault awareness and educate students about preventative measures to protect the campus population against sexual crimesCreating a fair and just campus communityCommitted to educating students on the facts in regards to the severity and frequency of sexual crimesEstablish a campus wide initiative for preventing sexual assault via departmental collaboration throughout the universityDevelop a sense of community responsibility in regards to preventing sexual misconduct
3 Creating and Claiming Value We will strive to make this campaign a main focal point on our campusBuy in is crucial from both internal and external stakeholdersReach out to alumni for financial support and for them to assist in supporting out sexual misconduct initiativesSupply empirical data to create buy in from key stakeholdersDevelop buy in from the board of governors and president of the institution
4 Budgeting Fiduciary duty act in the best interest of the institution Explore grant opportunities available from national organizationsSeek state and federal fundingConsult with Vice President for Student AffairsStudent programming feesContact alumni and supporters of the university to seek financial assistanceFundraisingSexual crime awareness wristbandsJeopardy game show set up with trivia pertaining to facts about sexual crimes to assist in eliminating myths on campusDo more with the resources we already have available
5 Student development theory Kohlberg's stages of moral reasoningStage 1= Heteronomous Morality- this stages signifies obeying by the rules just to avoid punishmentStage 4= Social system morality- The individual views rules and procedures as applying to all individuals within the society equallyStage 5= Human rights and Social Welfare Morality- The individual evaluates rules and procedures in regards to how the rule/procedure promotes welfare and protects rights and valuesEvans, N.J., Forney, D.S., Guido F.M., Patton, L.D., & Renn, K.A. (2010). Student development in college: Theory, research, and practice (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
6 Application of LawTort Law/Liability- a tort, in common law jurisdictions is a civil wrong which unfairly causes someone else to suffer loss or harm resulting in legal liability for the person who commits the tortious actFERPA will be applied to protect the identities of those involved from the campus community involved in any sexual crimesNero v. Kansas State UniversityA female student was sexually assaulted in a coed residence hall by a fellow student living in the residence hallThe male had previously been accused of raping another student on campusThe female claimed the university had a special duty to protect herThe university was found responsible on the legal basis of foreseeability
7 Council for the advancement of Standards (CAS) Non-malfeasance – do no harmCreate environments that are educational and supportive of the growth and development of the whole personInteract in ways that promote positive outcomesCollaborate with others for the good of those whom we serve.JusticeActively promote human dignity and endorse equality and fairness for everyoneTreat others with respect and fairness, preserving their dignity, honoring their differences, and promoting their welfareExtend fundamental fairness to all personsAffiliationCreate environments that promote connectivityPromote authenticity, mutual empathy, and engagement within human interactions
8 Consent DefinedConsent is when someone agrees, gives permission or says yes to sexual activity withsomeone else. It is always freely given and both people in a sexual situation must feelthat s/he is able to say “yes” or “no” at ANY point during sexual activity.At the heart of the idea of consent is the idea that every person, man or woman, has theright to personal sovereignty – not to be acted upon by someone else in a sexual mannerunless he or she gives clear permission to do so.Consent to one form or sexual activity does not automatically imply consent to otherforms of sexual activity.Consent means you can’t make assumptions about what your partner does or does notwant. Absence of clear signals means that you CAN’T touch someone else, not thatyou CAN.Handeyside, A. and Wickliffe, S. (2009). Striving for Justice: A Toolkit for Judicial Resolution Officers on College Campuses. Responding to Sexual Assault and Dating and Domestic Violence.
9 Consent DefinedRespect for another member of the community is an expectation that all members are expected to uphold at all times, including in the context of sexual interaction. Respect means paying heed to verbal and nonverbal cues, desires, boundaries, and behaviors of others.There are circumstances, as well, where even when consent is given, it is not valid. Consent would be invalid when forced, threatened, intimidated, coerced, when given by a mentally or physically incapacitated person, or when given by a minor.No means no, but nothing also means no. Silence and passivity do not equal permission.Consent can be withdrawn at any time.If you get a “no” and keep right on pressuring and continuing to interact sexually, you run the risk that your behaviors are a coercive influence on the other party.Handeyside, A. and Wickliffe, S. (2009). Striving for Justice: A Toolkit for Judicial Resolution Officers on College Campuses. Responding to Sexual Assault and Dating and Domestic Violence.
10 Coercion definedCoercion is a tactic used by perpetrators to intimidate, trick or force someone to have sex with him/her without physical force.Coercion is an issue of power and control.A perpetrator who uses coercive tactics knows that his or her victim neither wants nor enjoys this sexual interaction.Assailants use many forms of coercion, threats, and manipulation to rape including alcohol and drugs. Alcohol, Rohypnol, and other drugs are often used to incapacitate victims.Men who have committed sexual assault also frequently report getting their victims drunk as a way of making it easier to talk or force him or her into having sex.Although the media has labeled drugs such as Rohypnol and GHB as the date-rape drugs of the present, these are only two of the many drugs used to incapacitate a victim. Of the 22 substances used in drug-facilitated rapes, alcohol is the most common.Handeyside, A. and Wickliffe, S. (2009). Striving for Justice: A Toolkit for Judicial Resolution Officers on College Campuses. Responding to Sexual Assault and Dating and Domestic Violence.
11 Partnerships Counseling and Psychological Services Campus Police/ Student Assistant Foot patrol and Escort Team (SAFE Team)Violence and Substance Abuse Prevention (VSAP)Title IX CoordinatorJudicial AffairsStudent Government AssociationUniversity HousingAdmissions/OrientationStudent ActivitiesUniversity Relations
12 Counseling and psychological services Assist and Implement services for survivors and accused perpetrators of sexual crimesServe as a referral agency for university housing and the department of student experience and engagementProvide an immediate crisis counseling session to victims of a sexual crime in addition to follow up sessions with the same counselorOffer group counseling and support groups for those impacted by sexual crimesAssist students in getting proper medical attention after a sexual assault has occurredIf necessary consult with external professional services to ensure the student gets the best treatment possible
13 Campus policeCampus Eye app-used to report crimes currently in progressBlue light telephone system throughout the campusStudent Assistant Foot patrol and Escort Team (SAFE Team)-used to escort students around campus at nightRape Aggression Defense (RAD)-self defense class for men and womenNotify students of crimes and ongoing threats to safety via and text caster alertsProvide a monthly forum from a public safety officer on how to make the campus a safer environment
14 Violence and Substance Abuse Prevention (VSAP) Bystander Intervention TrainingPrograming in residence halls and with professional staffTheatrical Performance-event similar to the Vagina MonologuesGender norming educationCollect data on frequency of sexual crimes on college campusesProvide large scale programming every April in conjunction with sexual assault awareness monthProvide faculty with safe zone training to serve as a resource for students who have experienced sexual crimes
15 Title IX CoordinatorResponsible for notification, reporting, and investigating all sexual assault allegations and convictions on campus in accordance with the Clery ActCoordinates Title IX training for other offices on campusRevision of case law, campus policies, and legislation in compliance with current lawsAssist Judicial Affairs Office
16 Judicial affairs Thoroughly investigate cases of sexual assault Handles conduct cases for sexual crimesAbide by due process in the hearingsInnocent until proven guiltySeparately hear both sides of case from all parties involvedWhen one of these cases arises, both parties involved will be relocated to a different space on campus for their safety as a precautionary measureHave an accurate and detailed report filed by student staff if in residence halls if on campus, along with the report filed by the campus or city police force
17 Student government association Promote buy in from the student bodyServe as liaison to the Board of Governors and administration for the policyServe as voice of student body in regards to policies and proceduresCollaborate with Residence Hall Association and residence hall councils to gather feedback from students living on campusPromote and assist in funding educational programs across campus
18 University housingProvide a safe an open environment for students living on campusPromote programs provided by other offices on campusAdvertising for true statistics of sexual crimes and myths surrounding sexual assaultRequire staff to participate in Title IX trainingHave Resident Advisors and Hall Councils collaborate with other campus offices to provide in hall programmingHold empty suites within halls as safe spaces for those who have experienced sexual crimesInsert plan to install keyless entry to all residence halls into strategic plan
19 Student activitiesCreate student organization- “Students Against Sexual Assault” (SASA)Provide large scale programming every April in conjunction with sexual assault awareness monthPartner with other campus organizations to promote awareness about sexual crimesAs a part of week of welcome have a prominent guest speaker to discuss sexual assault awareness
20 University Relations Social Media Local media National media Marketing and advertisingAssist in promoting task force across campusPromote university’s efforts to limit sexual crimes on campusPress conferencesT-shirts, flyers, bookmarks to promote SASA
21 Admissions & orientation Pamphlets in the orientation “swag bags”Promote “Students Against Sexual Assault” (SASA)Provide informational sheet pertaining to myths and facts of sexual assault, along with tips of how to stay safe on campusCoordinate with student activities to promote the week of welcome programming plan
22 Assessment Pre and Post Assessment of our initiative Implement a longitudinal study spanning 5 yearsCollect data at the beginning of each fall and the end of each spring semesterSWOT AnalysisStrengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, ThreatsTopics that will be researched include: education in regards to sexual crimes and how to prevent them, gender norming, bystander intervention, success of programming across campus, cost effectiveness of program and impact of education initiatives on number of sexual crimes reported on campus
23 Sexual crime statistics It is estimated that for every 1,000 women attending a college or university, there are 35 incidents of rape each academic year.Freshmen and sophomores are at a greater risk for victimization than juniors and seniors.A study found that students living in sorority houses (3 times at risk) and on- campus residence halls (1.4 times at risk) were more likely to experience a sexual crime than students living off-campus.Mohler-Kuo, M., Dowdall, G., Koss, M., & Wechsler, H. (2004).Correlates of Rape While Intoxicated in a National Sample of College Women. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 65,Krebs, C.P., Lindquist, C.H., Warner, T.D., Fisher, B.S., & Martin, S.L. (2007). The Campus Sexual Assault (CSA) Study. National Institute of Justice.
24 Sexual Assault in Relation To Alcohol Use Overall, one in 20 (4.7 percent) women reported being raped in college since the beginning of the school year – a period of approximately 7 months and nearly three-quarters of those rapes (72 percent) happened when the victims were so intoxicated they were unable to consent or refuse.These statistics are derived from 119 institutions of higher education“This study reveals that a woman’s chance of being raped is far more pronounced on campuses where the student body as a whole engages in a high rate of binge drinking and when individuals consume a large amount of alcohol,” said Meichun Mohler-Kuo, Sc.DMihker-Kuo, M., Dowdall, G.W., Koss, M.P., Wechsler, H., (2004). Correlates of rape while intoxicated in a national sample of college women. Retrieved from
25 A plead for change-The statistics don’t lie Wilkes, K., (2012). Protecting the campus community: managing the risk of sexual misconduct. Retrieved fromA plead for change-The statistics don’t lieRuder, J., (2013). Sexual assault remains under-reported on campus despite growing awareness. Retrieved from