With all of the new policies, legislation, and reports coming out this past year around campus sexual assault, we thought that coalitions might find a compilation of resources helpful. In this edition, we're providing you with a selection of articles and resources specific to working with campuses around improving their responses to sexual violence, as well as working with your member programs on enhancing their capacity to serve victims of campus sexual assault.
Our ReShapes usually include a few original articles highlighting the innovative work happening at our sister coalitions and elsewhere in our field. However, since many of the new policies and standards have recently come out, many coalitions are still in the beginning stages of defining the scope of their work around campus sexual violence. We will revisit this topic in the near future, when we can share more success stories and approaches from you as you develop your plans and implement strategies.
The Resource Sharing Project has, however, created an infographic for coalitions about federal rules and regulations around campus sexual assault. We hope this infographic is informative and helpful! You can find this inforgraphic in the attachments.
University System of Ohio, 2010
The Governor's Office for Women's Initiative and Outreach, Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Department of Health convened a statewide Task Force broadly representing Ohio's campus communities and partners to identify best practices to prevent and respond to sexual and intimate partner violence and stalking. This guidebook identifies key best practices for short and long term action recommendations for colleges and universities to implement in four focused areas: Preparedness, Prevention, Response and Recovery. Although Ohio-specific, this is a resource that could be beneficial for any college or university if looking to create or improve their response plan.
Futures Without Violence and the Avon Foundation, 2012
Created from discussions from a national campus advisory board, this document goes beyond the legal requirements that campuses have in responding to reports of sexual assault, and has recommendations and guidelines on creating best practices and multidisciplinary teams to prevent and respond to campus sexual violence. This document could be beneficial to coalitions and local advocates looking to assist campuses in improving their responses to sexual assault.
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, 2014
This report was created from discussions at the California Student Summit on Sexual Assault in April of 2014. Although California-specific, the report gives good insight into the minds of students everywhere. Key themes discussed at the summit are highlighted, as well as recommendations that are student- and survivor-centered.
Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, 2010
An effective campus response to sexual violence requires a sustained commitment to prevention and a determined response to specific cases when they occur. Both prevention and response efforts are enhanced by a clear understanding of the dynamics of victim response and of offenders' behavior. This presentation will focus on the behaviors and characteristics of men who commit rapes on college campuses. Understanding offender behavior is a crucial step in shaping effective and appropriately targeted prevention programming, as well as in guiding an institution's response to specific cases of rape.
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, 2014
OAESV created a guide for Rape Crisis Centers (RCCs) that want to build a stronger connection and network with their local campus. It includes tools for creating a presence on campus, federal regulations for on campus sexual assault, providing advocacy for rape survivors, and providing sexual violence prevention and education on campus. This is a useful guide for any Rape Crisis Centers that want to be effective with campus involvement.
US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, 2011
The three resources include guidelines on legal obligations in addressing sexual violence in school and on campus presented by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary Duncan. The first resource is a letter to colleges and universities that begins with a discussion of Title IX's requirements related to student-on-student sexual harassment and concludes by discussing the efforts schools can take to prevent sexual harassment and violence. The second resource includes the statistics and effects of sexual assault against college students and some fast facts. The third and final resource is a list of rights that students have with Title IX. School administrators, faculty and staff as well as students are encouraged to read the resources listed above.
American Civil Liberties Union, Women's Rights Project, 2011
This two-page document is an easy-to-digest set of information geared towards students who have been victims of sexual violence on campus. It offers an overview of a student's rights, and helpful do's and don'ts in terms of what campuses are allowed to do in responding to reports of sexual violence.
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, 2014
TAASA has compiled a useful chart to show the general requirements, types of condut covered, types of investigations, victim rights, information about hearings and adjudications, confidentiality, staff training, prevention education, and more for Title IX and the Clery Act. This resources would be helpful to advocates and coalition staff to get an overview of the scope of these two regulations.
Know Your IX Resource Kit:
- Campus Policy Toolkit
- How to File a IX Complaint
- Common Concerns when Filing a IX Complaint
- How to Pursue a IX Lawsuit
- Pros and Cons of Filing a IX Lawsuit
- Comparing Your Legal Options
Created by Know Your IX, a campus activist group, this robust but easy to understand resource kit is aimed at current students who want to become more involved in responding to and preventing sexual violence on campus and for victims who are interested in filing a Title IX complaint.
National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, 2014
The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence released a policy statement in response to the recommendations issued by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. NAESV supports a continued legislative and administrative focus on five key areas: partnership, prevention, advocacy and confidentiality, and climate surveys.
Security on Campus, 2010
This toolkit includes a sample proclamation to be customized by universities, program ideas for events throughout the month of September and beyond, and product information for National Campus Safety Awareness Month materials. This toolkit could be especially beneficial for campus activists looking to bring more awareness to campus sexual violence.
White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, 2014
The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault released its first set of action steps and recommendations regarding sexual assault on campus. The report starts with a summary of why action needs to be taken and lists the first 4 sets of initial recommendations taken to end campus sexual assault: 1) Identify the scope of the problem on college campuses; 2) Help prevent campus sexual assault; 3) Help schools respond effectively when a student is assaulted; and 4) Improve and make more transparent the federal government's enforcement efforts. This report will benefit anyone who follows the actions being taken to lower the number of individuals being sexually assaulted on campus; this includes students, sexual assault survivors, and school officials.
Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 2014
This document is a response to increased requests for technical assistance after the release of the Dear Colleague Letter in 2011. The information provides further clarification on legal requirements and examples of proactive efforts schools can take to prevent sexual violence and remedies schools may use to end such conduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.
White House Council on Women and Girls, 2014
The White House Council on Women and Girls created a report analyzing the most recent data relating to rape and sexual assault on campus, and identifying key areas to focus on and improve. The report is organized and split up into different focus points (working to change social norms, improving criminal justice response, and protecting students from sexual assault) with brief explanations. This report will benefit anyone who is interested in taking action towards ending sexual assault the new way.
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape & National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 2014
PCAR and NSVRC created a list of recommendations to aid with the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault solutions to lower the number of on campus sexual assault. The document gives recommendations on institutional policies and protocols to address sexual assault in the following areas: coordination and collaboration; recruitment and admissions; crisis intervention and advocacy services; victim notification; complaint and grievance procedures; and investigation protocols. This report will benefit anyone who follows the actions being taken to lower the number of individuals being sexually assaulted on campus; this includes students, sexual assault survivors, and school officials.
Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force, 2006
Although created for Oregon, this set of guidelines can be a resource for any state looking to create strategies for comprehensive response and prevention to sexual assault on campus. It provides definitions for the terms sexual assault, prevention, and an explanation of cultural competency. It provides information on administrative support, advocacy, awareness/ education etc. This is a great resource for campus leaders as well as local RCCs and SARTs/MDTs.
National Institute of Justice, 2010
This study was created in an effort to close current gaps in literature towards this subject matter. It includes an introduction, background information, research methods and the final findings. This study will benefit anyone interested in the updated information on Sexual Assault on HBCUs.
CAMPUS TA PROVIDERS & THEIR SCOPE OF WORK
CALCASA's Campus Grantee TA Project
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault will provide specialized training and technical assistance to Campus Program grantees on developing and sustaining an effective campus coordinated community response on violence against women.
CALCASA's CampusConnect Online Resource Center Technical Assistance Program
The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault a long-term training and technical assistant provider for OVW's Campus Program, proposes to establish an online resource center called CampusConnect for OVW grantees and those working to address sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking on college campuses.
Campus Judicial/Disciplinary Board TA
MSCASA will continue to provide specialized training and technical assistance to Campus Program grantees on developing and implementing effective policy, protocols, and training programs for campus disciplinary board on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Clery Act Training and Technical Assistance Program for OVW Campus Program Grantees and Federal Staff
Security on Campus, Inc. will devise Clery Act trainings and technical assistance programs that meets the specified and targeted needs of OVW federal staff and campus program grantees.
Safety Training and Technical Assistance for Administrators, Boards and Law Enforcement Campus Program (STTAABLE)
East Central University will provide Campus Program grantees with discipline specific training and technical assistance for campus administrators, governing boards, and law enforcement on developing and implementing effective campus responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Training and TA for the Mandatory Prevention & Intervention Component of the Campus Grant Program.
Green Dot is a primary prevention initiative that utilizes social diffusion theory and bystander intervention concepts to strategically reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on college campuses.
Campus Violence Intervention & Prevention Efforts
The Kentucky Domestic Violence Association will implement a research-informed prevention strategy to elicit changes in behavior and attitude in response to violence against women.
Comprehensive Initiative to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program
Men Can STOP Rape provides specialized training to equip professionals with the skills necessary to engage men in the primary prevention of gender-based violence. The program, "Comprehensive Initiative to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking" on Campus Program is designed to teach participants about the relationship between healthy masculinity and violence prevention.