campus sexual assault
In April 2014, the White House issued a report—Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault—which included recommendations and resources related to sexual assault on college campuses. The report focuses on the following four areas:
- Identify the scope of the problem on college campuses;
- help prevent campus sexual assault;
- help schools respond effectively when a student is assaulted; and
- improve, and make more transparent, the federal government’s enforcement efforts.
WCASA responded to the White House’s report by creating a Campus Coordinator position, in order to work at the local level across the state with campuses and community sexual assault service providers. While that position was short term and ended in 2015, WCASA continues to provide technical assistance and training regarding sexual assault on college campuses.
For more information, please contact Jessi Corocoran, Prevention Coordinator. Additionally, to building a network for resource sharing both across campuses and between campuses and local sexual assault service providers, a listserv was developed. You can sign up for the listserv here.
- WCASA campus webinars from 2015:
- Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault (April 2014). Also these selections from the report:
- Climate Surveys: Useful Tools to Help Colleges and Universities in Their Efforts to Reduce and Prevent Sexual Assault
- FACT SHEET: Resource Guide and Recent Efforts to Combat Sexual Violence on College and University Campuses (Whitehouse.gov)
- Report on the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct (Association of American Universities)
- Creating Change Together: A Guide for Rape Crisis Centers Partnering with Colleges & Universities, from the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence
- United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence (4/29/15)
- Addressing Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence: Athletics’ Role in Support of Healthy and Safe Campuses (National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
- New Requirements Imposed by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act from the American Council on Education (Only 3 succinct pages!)
- VAWA Checklist from the Clery Center (8 page workbook)