Culture of Respect will launch a variety of tools and resources to augment colleges’ ability to comprehensively and holistically prevent and respond to sexual violence.
Colleges and universities have an obligation to share their statistics and policies around sexual violence, but parents have an important role to play as well: talking to your student before they leave for college and throughout their years on campus. Sexual violence is not an easy topic to discuss, but it is important to have […]
Culture of Respect, a program of NASPA, is dedicated to strengthening sexual violence prevention and response on college campuses. We offer higher education leaders a six-point strategic roadmap – the CORE Blueprint – that engages all constituent groups in implementing the leading practices to shift campus culture to one free from sexual violence. More than […]
February 2015 Happy Valentine’s Day – we think it is a perfect day to talk to our family and friends on college campuses about positive intimacy. This means clear and honest communication; reciprocal, enthusiastic consent and, of course, mutual respect. In today’s (2/13/15) New York Times, Culture of Respect responds to Judith Shulevitz’s Op-Ed. We […]
January 2015 Dueling data and competing claims around the issue and incidence of campus sexual assault has garnered national attention. Critics of efforts to address campus sexual assault cite statistics that contradict the widely-cited Department of Justice “one-in-five,” claiming that sexual assault at America’s colleges and universities is extremely rare. To understand this controversy and […]
January 2015 Culture of Respect exists to eradicate campus sexual assault. At the heart of making change around the issue of campus sexual assault is the kind of transparency that Culture of Respect advocates in our CORE Blueprint. Transparency is a critical element of the CORE Blueprint’s Six-Pillar Strategy and embodies a school’s willingness to understand […]
December 2014 Although journalistic missteps have grabbed attention of late, a recent Rolling Stone article detailing a dramatic incident of campus rape at UVA has, nevertheless, exposed a lack of clear sanctions regarding sexual misconduct at the school. On the UVA campus, the article and resulting media attention prompted more survivors of campus sexual assault to come […]
October 2014 Welcome to a Culture of Respect Einstein famously said that a problem cannot be solved with the same thinking that created it. On campuses across America, the problem of campus sexual assault is finally coming to light. A number of new, savvy advocacy groups and courageous survivors have prompted unprecedented media coverage and […]