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.
NASPA Board Chair Dr. Penny Rue and Culture of Respect Senior Director Allison Tombros Korman discuss the current climate around sexual violence, Title IX, and the work that Wake Forest University has done with the Culture of Respect Collective to refine, improve and expand their institutional efforts to address violence. Be part of the conversation as we consider the role of colleges and universities in acting as agents of change in this decisive moment.
Read about the work of the Croton-Harmon Schools Culture of Respect Task Force, and how they are using the CORE Blueprint to direct their district-wide efforts to promote student health and safety.
As headlines about Dr. Blasey Ford’s anticipated testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee flood our newsfeeds, Brandeis University professor of social policy, law, and women’s, gender and sexuality studies Anita Hill offers advice to the Senate about how to avoid mistakes of the 1991 Justice Clarence Thomas hearings.
College and university leaders can play a big role: does your institution look at Title IX and Clery with a narrow compliance lens, or can it see them both as an opportunity to transform your campuses, and our world
Allison Tombros Korman writes about our partnership with the Emma Willard School and their dedication to addressing sexual violence.
Turn to page 38 to read about the impact of Culture of Respect’s work at the Emma Willard School.
Culture of Respect released an update to the CORE Evaluation, a detailed self-assessment survey that can be used by all types of institutions of higher education to inventory campus efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence. This 3rd edition of the survey not only makes improvements in question clarity and specificity, but also explores new content areas that speak to the evolving state of the field. The expanded survey content presents four key themes.
Emma Willard Head of School Jenny Rao writes to students, parents, and alumni about the school’s efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault.
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.