Recently on the anniversary of President Obama’s inception of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault, the Not Alone released new documents to inform policy changes and institutional changes.
The document listed below serves as a guide that highlights issues for schools to consider when assigning the Title IX coordinator functions and responsibilities related to their response to incidents of sexual misconduct.
View resource below.
On the week of the anniversary of when President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students, Tina Tchen, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls and Eve Hill alongside Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Right Division reaffirmed the importance of collaborative work as part of effective strategies for improving the federal government’s efforts to prevent and effectively respond to sexual assault in the United States.
In their comments regarding the one year anniversary of the White House Task Force to Protect Students, they presented documents on sample MOUs, sample language for detailing the role of Title IX coordinators, and sample language for interim policies.
To read their comments, click on their names below:
Tina Tchen, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls
Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assitant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights Division
On July 14, 2014, The U.S. Department of Education released its clarification on “the implementation of changes to the Jeanne Clery Act made through the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA)”. The Clery Center offered highlights of areas that will change through the Reauthorization Act. The letter requests a “good faith effort” to:
- Implement and organize procedures following an incident of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault,or Stalking
- Have Options and Accommodations for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking
- It published 2013 Statistics for Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
- It suggests Training Using Draft Regulations (Not Statutory Language)
To read the letter, click on view resource below.
The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and SAFER (Students Active For Ending Rape) organizations collaborated in order to release a fact sheet on how to ensure your college or university is upholding Title IX requirements. It also gives background on Title IX and provides resources for Title IX concerns.
This presentation, “CALCASA-Campus Crime: Sexual Assault of Students with Disabilities,” was made by Dr. Nora J. Baladerian (from the Disability, Abuse, and Personal Rights Project) and Roberta Gibbons (Associate Director and Project Director of the Program Against Sexual Violence at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities). The presentation helps college administrators understand the scope of the problem and how to address it on their campus.
The report Sexual violence on campus: How too many institutions of higher education are failing to protect students was released in early July of 2014 and evaluates how U.S. colleges are addressing sexual violence.
In 2010 for Sexual Assault Awareness Month the NSVRC (National Sexual Violence Resource Center) put together a Campus Sexual Violence Resource List of resources to facilitate group collaboration and development of programs. Topics listed include primary prevention, policy information, statistics, training tools and resources, and public education materials.
Created by Futures Without Violence with the help of the AVON Foundation for Women, this guide is intended for “teams of campus stakeholders working to develop an integrated and consistent approach to the issue of gender-based violence for their institution. It promoted a focused and coherent system of supports to create a climate that encourages respectful non-violent relationships and addresses all forms of gender-based violence”.
Click here to read through the guide.