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1 Spring 2011 Meeting April 7, 2011 Doherty Faculty Lounge, Ives Hall

2 Advise CU Police re: campus security policies and procedures Recommendations for improvement regarding Educating campus community, security personnel and student advisors/supervisors about sexual assault Educating about personal safety and crime prevention Reporting Sexual assaults, DV and stalking Assisting victims during investigations Referring complaints to appropriate authorities Counseling victims Responding to inquiries from concerned persons

3  Introduction and Updates – Chief Kathy Zoner  Campus Sexual and Domestic Violence - Current Programs and Resources  Crime Prevention  Victims Advocacy  Other Resources  Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE Act)  Discussion and Questions

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5 Cornell Police Crime Prevention Unit  Current Outreach Programs include:  Personal Safety Tips,  Rape Awareness,  Workplace Violence,  Alcohol Awareness and  Lighting Surveys.  Participation Groups include (but are not limited to):  Fraternity and Sororities,  All incoming students,  Summer students,  International Students and Scholars Office and  Faculty and Staff groups.

6 Cornell Police Crime Prevention Unit  Future Programs and Initiatives:  360Degrees Stay Safe,  Crime Prevention Facebook page,  New Informational Posters, and  Voluntary GPS Location technology.

7 Cornell Police Crime Prevention Unit   Blue light escort services  Blue light phones  Blue light buses  Cornell Victims Advocacy Center  CAPS and EAP  Tompkins County Domestic Violence Prevention

8 Victim Advocacy Program  Cornell’s Victim Advocacy Program provides assistance and advocacy to any member of the university community. Its primary focus is to assist victims of assault, rape, stalking, harassment and bias- related incidents. The program is sponsored by Gannett Health Services.  A representative of the program can:  identify options,  act as a liaison in dealing with academic or employment issues and identify, and  coordinate and develop resources and support services on and off campus. The service is free and confidential.

9  Other Campus Resources:  Campus Watch – CU Annual Security Report  Web Sites:  Gannett Health Services: support/victimAdvocate.html  Cornell University Police:  Student Handbook  Others?

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11  The proposed Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act would amend existing the Jeanne Clery Act  Current expectation of passage is  Update the 18 year-old Sexual Assault Policy requirements for institutions of higher education  Address the broader scope of “intimate partner violence” to be “any physical, sexual, or psychological harm against an individual by a current or former partner or spouse of the individual. ”  Would including stalking, dating violence, sexual violence, or domestic violence.

12  Establish a baseline for how institutions would respond to sexual assault and other intimate partner violence  Provide students and employees who report victimization information in writing of their rights :  to notify law enforcement,  To be assisted by campus authorities,  their right to obtain no contact orders and how it will be applied,  Information on campus and local advocacy, counseling and health services

13  Provide notification to students and employees who report victimization of options for assistance in changing academic living, transportation and working situations if requested and reasonably available.  Provide for honoring any lawful no contact or restraining order  Disclose a range of possible sanctions that may be imposed following an institutional disciplinary procedures  Detail procedures victims should follow if a sex offense occurs, including who to contact and the importance of preserving physical evidence.

14  Disclose a summary of institutional disciplinary procedures including clear statements of:  Accuser’s right to request a prompt proceeding  Proceedings conducted by officials trained on sexual assault and other intimate partner violence issues  Use of the preponderance of evidence standard  Both accuser and accused are entitled to be accompanied to any related meeting or proceeding by an advisor of their choice, and that both must have the same opportunity to have others present during any proceeding  Both accuser and accused are entitled to be informed in writing of the final results within one business day of such outcome being reached.

15  Update requirements concerning awareness and prevention programming about sexual assault and other intimate partner violence.  Primary prevention and awareness programs for all incoming students and new employees that include:  Definitions of consent in sexual relationships  Reporting sex offenses  Bystander intervention  Risk Reduction  On-going prevention and awareness campaigns

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