University of North Carolina Wilmington

Sexual Harassment
Task Force
Committee Review
Brandon Bell, Adam Nelson, Matthew Soles
University of North Carolina Wilmington
February 21st, 2014
Executive Summary
Executive Summary (cont’d)
• Implementation of continuous campus wide training for
faculty, staff and students
• Diverse array of campus programming with involvement
from various functional units and student groups
• Implementation of the Photo Voice Social Media Campaign
via Instagram.
Executive Summary (cont’d)
• Establish a partnership between the Title IX
Coordinator, Dean of Students, Campus Police, and
other functional units
• Development of a web application called S.H.A.R.P.
to serve as a key instrument in changing the
paradigms around sexual violence on campus.
Prevention Strategies
• Information dissemination - pushing out
information about the nature of sexual
violence to create awareness about a
community issue, problem.
• Education – two way communication
between an educator and participants that
seeks to affect life and social skills.
Prevention Strategies (cont’d)
• Alternatives - this strategy is often focused on
alternative activities in for specific populations
e.g., college students.
• Problem ID & Referral – this strategy seeks to
identify those who have engaged in or been
affected by the deviant behavior.
Prevention Strategies (cont’d)
• Community Based Processes – This strategy
aims to enhance the ability of the community to
more effectively provide prevention and
intervention services for instances of sexual
• Environmental Factors - this strategy seeks to
establish or change community standards, codes
and attitudes
Student – Focused Initiatives
• Student Coalitions
• My Stand Peer Mentors
• Bystander Intervention
• 1 –in-4 Men’s Program
• Student Groups
• First Year Students
• Student Leaders (Residence Assistants, Orientation leaders,
Peer Educators etc.)
Student – Focused Initiatives
• Student Groups
LGBTQIA populations
Athletic Groups
African Americans
Multicultural Student Groups
Applying Student Development
• Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development
• Perry’s Theory of Intellectual and Ethical
• Gilligan's Model of Women’s Moral Development
Faculty and Staff Initiatives
• Title IX investigators
• Training to be offered in the beginning of each year for
members of faculty and staff
• In depth overview of sexual violence and the policy
and procedure of UNCW by HR at new employee
• Sexual violence training for faculty and staff at the
start of each semester
Campus Community Initiatives
• Campus Wide Training to educate the community on
the following issues around sexual assault:
• Victim Support
• Sexual abuse prevention
• Understanding the law and policy
• What is sexual consent?
• Myths about sexual abuse
• How to help others that maybe the victim of sexual
abuse/ harassment
Campus Community Initiatives
• Purple Ribbon Campaign (October)
• Campaign encouraging people wear ribbons in remembrance of all
affected by domestic violence
• White Ribbon Campaign (January)
• Campaign encouraging men to wear white ribbons signifying
intolerance of violence against women
Campus Community Initiatives
• Candle Light Vigil for Victims of Sexual Violence (March)
• Community wide event remembering victims of sexual
• Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April)
• Series of programs around sexual violence facilitated by
student groups, faculty and staff.
• Take Back the Night (April)
• A march and rally to inspire to people to take action to end
violence against women
Campus Community Initiatives
• SHAPE Summit (April)
• Sexual Violence, Harassment, Action, Prevention &
Education summit
• Representatives from campuses (campus law
enforcement/campus officials) around the country sharing
methods and ideas for sexual abuse prevention.
• Problems and solutions from other schools
• Presentations on campus policy change/updates from
around the nation.
• Legal update
UNCW Sexual Assault Response
o University Police Department
o Director of Residence Life
o Associate Vice Chancellor for
Student Development Services
o Vice Chancellor for Student
o Counseling Center
o Office of the Dean of Student
o Rape Crisis Center
o Student Health Center
o Crossroads
o Health Promotion
o Domestic Violence
Campus Supports : Victim Help
• On call Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE): The
SANE is trained and certified to provide the following:
• Victim care & emotional support
• Proper documentation of the event (statements, photographs
and forensic evidence)
• Proper evidence care (taking samples and ensuring the
evidence is admissible in court
• Testifying to their findings in court
• Trained to work with law enforcement
Campus Support : Legal Council
• Rights of the accused
• Officials responsible for the investigations regarding sexual
assault and sexual harassment will be properly trained to
interpret the law (title IX) to provide an unbiased solution.
• This training will protect the student, faculty, staff and school
ensuring the rights of all parties are protected.
• Working with law enforcement
• Title IX coordinator will liaise between university
administrators, campus and county police during sexual assault
investigations. The Title IX coordinator will provide updates
and information to the parties involved.
Social Media Campaigns
• PhotoVoice
• represent their community or express their point
of view by taking photographs, discussing them
together, developing narratives to go with their
photos .
• #GotConsent
Sexual Assault, Harassment, Awareness, Response and Prevention
Web Application
• Sexual Violence, Harassment, Awareness, Response &
• The app seeks to:
• raise awareness around gender - based violence and prevention
• aid in the response to and prevention of acts of sexual violence
and harassment
• connect the campus with opportunities for training, education, and
opportunities for action to prevent sexual violence.
S.H.A.R.P (cont’d)
• The SHARP web application will provide hand held access to
programs and services available surrounding sexual violence
• A key component of the application will be a reporting feature
allowing students, faculty and staff to anonymously and securely
report instances of sexual. This information will then be sent to the
Title IX coordinator, Dean of Students and Chief of Police.
• Through the application student, faculty and staff would have access
to counselor via live chat during regularly scheduled business hours
S.H.A.R.P (cont’d)
• The web application will also be used a resource hub
for students interested in getting involved in various
campus initiatives such as the mentor program,
campus summits, awareness programs, etc.
• The Title IX coordinator will be the administrator of
the SHARP web application being able to monitor
and facilitate all information posted into the
In Review
Moving Forward
“While no one can do
everything, everyone can do

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