Culture of Respect is excited to announce the participants of Cohort 8 in the Culture of Respect Collective! Collective institutions examine how the institution’s structures, policies, procedures and climate influences current sexual violence prevention efforts; Design objectives using evidence-based and promising practices to create system-level cultural changes; Collaborate with campus and community partners by engaging in transparent conversations to reduce barriers to reporting and restore institutional trust; Lead with the institutional courage necessary to create a campus environment that infuses sexual violence prevention initiatives within current strategic plans.
The eighth Cohort is comprised of 12 institutions:
American University, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Bucknell University, Butler University, California Institute of the Arts, Centre College, Georgia Southern University, Moreno Valley College, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of West Florida, Vassar College, and Whitman College.
Cohort 8 will rely on Culture of Respect’s signature tools – the newly updated CORE Blueprint and CORE Evaluation self-assessment survey – as the framework for assessing and addressing sexual violence and to guide the creation of unique institutional plans for systemic change that go above and beyond standard compliance.
Their work will be led by multidisciplinary groups of campus members, consistent with the Culture of Respect principle that every person on campus can be a force for change in ending sexual violence and that collaboration is essential for this effort.
Making sustainable long-lasting changes does not occur within a bubble. Institutions gain access to a network of Collective professionals, experts, and peers who share their commitment to fostering safer communities. This collaboration occurs through virtual opportunities, including webinars, roundtable discussions, research meetings, the Collective listserv, monthly newsletters with additional resources and events, such as in-person networking events as the NASPA Strategies Conferences.
Ultimately, by participating in the Collective, Cohort 8 demonstrates a proactive commitment to the well-being and success of their students. Congratulations Cohort 8 on your acceptance into the Collective, and we look forward to seeing all the accomplishments you achieve!
*Image is the Culture of Respect Collective Cohort 8 official badge. The text and outline of the badge is dark orange.*