The University of Minnesota provides procedures to follow when members of their community (administrators, students, faculty, and staff) notice signs of sexual violence on their campus.
Read the University of Minnesota administrative procedure lays out specific details on how each department of their community is to respond to an incident of sexual assault. The university provides information on responding to survivors, the result of reporting to certain offices, and resources to provide survivors.
A sample document by D. Stafford Associates for SWORN College and University Police and Public Safety Departments shown to guide project managers or other interested parties how to form a memorandum of understanding for community partnerships.
As this document states, this is not intended for legal guidance. Institution officials should review the final MOU that they develop with their local police agency(ies) with the appropriate legal office affiliated with the college or university.
Click here to review this sample MOU.
Today CALCASA hosted a web conference, “Engaging Campuses and Communities for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.” This web conference was part of the Campus Web Conference Series and had presentations from The University of Oregon and The New School who produced campaigns to saturate their campuses with messages about consent. Joining us to talk about the University of Oregon’s campaign was Abigail Leeder, Director, Sexual Violence Prevention & Education at the University of Oregon. From The New School the members of the sexual assault awareness and response team spoke about their development of the “Yes Means Yes” campaign:
- Rhiannon Auriemma, undergraduate student, Feminist Collective founder, Health Promotion Specialist – Wellness and Health Promotion
- Tracy Robin, Assistant Vice President, Student Health and Support Service
- Maureen Sheridan, Director, Student Support and Crisis Management
- Hannah Stravers, graduate student, Head Resident – Stuyvesant Park Residence Hall, Graduate Assistant – Student Support Office
Topics covered were how their campaigns were developed, barriers they faced, and how they worked with their campus community to spread awareness. In addition, the web conference highlighted how campuses can collaborate with local rape crisis centers to engage the broader community for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Jessica Renee Napier, CALCASA’s Media & Communication Specialist, shared the collaborative events being done around the country between campuses and their rape crisis centers. To download the PowerPoint from the web conference click here. To view the recording from the web conference click here.
Prior to delivering his endnote address at CALCASA’s 2010 Campus Training & Technical Institute in Las Vegas, CALCASA staff speaks with Tony Porter of A Call to Men about how he calls to “challenge the social norms that define manhood”. Watch as he discusses how violence is rooted in “the collective socialization of manhood”.