Last week, NASPA, along with more than 200 other organizations, signed on to a letter calling on the White House and the Department of Education to suspend the Title IX rulemaking process amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. As the letter states: “The unprecedented challenges arising from this pandemic will continue to require significant school resources and […]
Taking Care of Ourselves as We “Flatten the Curve”
Human beings are complex, with varying experiences and intersecting identities. The immediate health, safety, and well-being of our communities amidst the realities of COVID-19 are paramount, and at the same time, the essential parts of our identities that require tending remain unchanged. The high rate of sexual violence on college campuses and the experiences of […]
On the Sentencing of Harvey Weinstein: a Message to the Culture of Respect Community
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 […]
Want to get serious about addressing sexual violence? 5 ways to think beyond your campus walls.
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.
Lenient Sentence for Rape at Stanford
A letter to the Editor, Re: “Outrage Over Sentencing in Rape Case at Stanford” (news article, June 7).
Let’s Make April Last All Year
April 2015 “Feeling comfortable and supported when speaking out about sexual assault.” “Ensuring a safe environment for all.” “To listen, not to judge.” “Respect yourself. Respect others.” These are just some of the ways college students defined, in pictures and videos, what a Culture of Respect looks like on their campuses. These student submissions were posted on social […]