The authors explore the factors that support the occurrence of sexual violence, including the role of interlocking systems of oppression. Traditional conceptions of “prevention” are deconstructed, a social justice paradigm for addressing sexual violence is advanced, and examples of how the paradigm can be applied to practice are described (including, Culture of Respect tools).
Though the barrage of workplace sexual harassment stories populating our newsfeeds have been painful to read and digest, activists and leaders are helping us lean into the #MeToo moment to create change in our workplaces, campuses, and communities. And while conversations about sexual violence have been commonplace at institutions of higher education for years, we […]
When revelations of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct surfaced in October to much public outcry, the moment was a sobering one for many in academia who for some time have waged a similar — albeit less public — battle against such egregious acts and abuses of power.
Culture of Respect is proud to work with the Emma Willard School, where administrators are dedicated to having open, honest conversations with students about sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Senior Director Allison Tombros Korman writes about how #MeToo is shifting the public’s perspective on sexual violence.
As colleges and universities work to prevent and respond to sexual violence on campus, limited data are available that speak to what these efforts look like on a national level. Culture of Respect’s signature program—the Collective—offers a glimpse into this picture with data on what the 52-institution cohort is doing to support student survivors, establish […]
While campuses get better at condemning violence, responding to poor behavior, and supporting survivors, it is imperative they start to think how to expand the impact beyond student centers and residence halls. Here five ways colleges and universities can focus their resources and energy to ensure campus efforts to end violence ripple throughout our society.
Institutions across the United States are answering the urgent call to action to address campus sexual violence by changing their policies, building effective prevention programs, and providing trauma-informed services. They are also investing in innovative ways to push this movement forward. Today, NASPA is proud to share that 53 institutions have demonstrated their commitment to […]
After sex assault charges emerged, private school takes measures to update prevention, response.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 1, 2016—A report released today by NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education shows that the Culture of Respect Engagement (CORE) Blueprint Program, a program devoted to helping institutions to strengthen their response to and prevention of sexual violence on campus, is an effective model to address this issue in higher education. The […]