The University of Michigan-Flint is working to end sexual violence on campus as part of a nationwide group of colleges and universities. In 2019, UM-Flint was accepted into the third cohort of the Culture of Respect Collective. Culture of Respect is a NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) initiative that offers evidence-based best practices and utilizes […]
While COVID-19 has understandably dominated the news cycle over the past week, there is another major news event that has certainly been front of mind for many of us: the sentencing of Harvey Weinstein to 23 years in prison for his crimes. This marks the end of an extremely important and painful chapter for survivors […]
Many institutions are struggling with how to responsibly provide equitable, as opposed to equal, services for student respondents in sexual misconduct cases. Join us for this webinar to explore the ways that institutions across the country are navigating this complex topic and how your institution can do the same. The live briefing will take place […]
Student affairs administrators are consistently providing a range of support services for students who are respondents in sexual misconduct cases on campus, according to a new report. NASPA, in collaboration with the University of Kentucky, issued the report which provides a landscape analysis of the availability of respondent support services at institutions of higher education, […]
Culture of Respect is proud to share that our new Foundations course is live. Foundations is an online course that prepares current and future student affairs professionals with the tools they need to be influential allies in campus sexual violence prevention and response. The six-module course is taught by NASPA staff with expertise in social […]
In student affairs, one of our many jobs is to inspire students to see how their actions can and will change the world. The institution itself – its climate, policies, and programs – can be a way to show students how individual actions can spur community-wide change. This NASPA blog post explores how small actions by individuals […]
The Culture of Respect Collective is an ambitious two-year program which brings together institutions of higher education dedicated to ending campus sexual violence and guides them through a rigorous process of self-assessment and targeted organizational change. Culture of Respect Collective: Cohort Two At a Glance highlights the progress to date of colleges and universities in […]
While it is imperative to hold colleges and universities accountable for taking decisive action on sexual violence, it is also essential to acknowledge and celebrate the role outside organizations play in this work. Attending the JDI 2019 Prevention Institute last week clarified for me how impactful partnerships with community-based agencies can be in colleges’ work to respond to and prevent sexual violence.
If your institution is prepared to take a step towards improved coordination, Culture of Respect recommends following these steps for utilizing the CORE Evaluation to inventory institutional efforts to address sexual violence.
At the 2019 NASPA Annual Conference in Los Angeles, we had the opportunity to reflect on what we have learned so far and ask attendees what their experiences have been with task forces in higher education.