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DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, & STALKING POLICY AND ULM Robert Hanser & Pamela Saulsberry VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION PROGRAM (VPIP)

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1 DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, & STALKING POLICY AND ULM Robert Hanser & Pamela Saulsberry VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION PROGRAM (VPIP)

2 What is VPIP? 1. The Violence Prevention and Intervention Program (VPIP) is a funded project to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus. 2. VPIP is funded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).

3 What is Green Dot & Bystander Training?  Green Dot is the name for a nationally recognized curriculum for campus bystander training.  Bystander training is one type of training that VPIP conducts to educate students, staff, and faculty on techniques to prevent sexual assault and dating violence.

4 Policy Overview 1. Domestic Violence (General Terminology) 2. Relationship and/or Dating Abuse 3. Sexual Violence 4. Stalking 5. Who to contact

5 What is Domestic Violence?  Domestic violence describes any pattern of coercive behavior that is used by one person to gain power and control over another.  May include physical violence, sexual, emotional and psychological intimidation, verbal abuse, stalking, the use of electronic devices, or tactics that exert economic control over the victim.

6 Common Characteristics  Violent intent;  The threat of violence;  Harassing or intimidating actions;  Interference with an individual's legal rights of movement or expression; or,  Disruption to campus operations, the academic environment, or the University's ability to provide service to the public.

7 Relationship and/or Dating Abuse  Threatening to cause, attempting to cause, or causing bodily injury or unwanted physical contact. Examples might include slapping, pulling hair, punching, or sexual assault;   Intentionally obstructing the free movements of another person. Examples might include removing a student from their residence or place of work when one does not have the legal authority to do so; keeping a student in isolation or confinement when one does not have the legal authority to do so; monitoring phone calls or without permission from the student;   Attempting to place a student in fear through specific behaviors that would likely be viewed as threatening or intimidating.

8 Sexual Violence  a) physical force, violence, threat, or intimidation;  b) ignoring the objections of another person;  c) causing another’s intoxication or impairment through the use of drugs or alcohol; or  d) taking advantage of another person’s incapacitation, state of intimidation, helplessness or other inability to consent

9 Stalking  Non-consensual communication, including face-to-face, phone calls, voice messages, text messages, electronic mail, any form of online sources, written letters, unwanted gifts.  2. Continued attempts to communicate with the student when the student and/or university authorities have informed the abuser that the student does not wish contact.  3. Threats of death, bodily injury, sexual assault, kidnapping, or any other act of violence toward the student or the student’s family or friends.

10 Stalking  4. Using surveillance and other types of hidden observation of the student’s activities.   5. Trespassing upon the student’s property and/or within the student’s living quarters. 

11 Procedures for Reporting  Report the violence or threat of violence either in person or by telephone to the UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT, , N. McGuire St.  In non-emergency situations, call the VPIP at if hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. or call during evening, late night, or weekend hours.

12 NOTICE  This project was supported by Grant No WA-AX-0024 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.


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