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SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION
TASK FORCE
Manica Pierrette, Kari Budnik, John Conley & Allison Hughes
University of Central Florida
THE HARD TRUTH
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One in five women will be victims of sexual assault
Over 6% of men will be victims of sexual assault
Reports of sexual assault increased by 30% from 2009
to 2011
In one in three sexual assaults, the perpetrator was
intoxicated
19% of undergraduate women will be victims of some
type of attempted or completed sexual assault after
starting college
Only 5% of rape incidents are reported to the police
(American Association of University Women, N.D.)
SHADYBLUEUNIVERSITY
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Shady Blue University is a mid-sized university (30,000
undergraduate students) located in North Florida
About 50% of our students live on-campus in dorm type
living (mostly Freshman and Sophomore students) and the
rest live off-campus (mostly upperclassman students) in
affiliated or non-affiliated University housing
Our campus community consists of 75% traditional college
age students (18-25 years old)
Our racial breakdown is 67% Caucasian, 11% Hispanic, 10%
African American, 8% Asian, and 4% Other
Our male-to-female ratio is 47% male to 53% female
23% percent of our campus population is a member of the
Greek community
SBU CARES
SBU Cares is the brand utilized for all of Shady
Blue University’s marketing efforts related to
sexual violence prevention.
 SBU Cares represents Shady Blue University’s
main goal of caring for all of our students.
 SBU Cares embodies the objectives of the
sexual violence prevention task force.
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OBJECTIVES OF TASK FORCE
EDUCATE, COLLABORATE, INFORM, FUFILL, & PROTECT
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Educate the Shady Blue community on the statistics of sexual violence
and the definition of consent
Collaborate with diverse campus agencies, registered student
organizations, and departments to increase prevention and awareness
Inform students of the facts about sexual violence, how to prevent
committing a sexual crime and how to protect yourself so you don’t
become a victim
Fulfill requirements for all relevant federal laws and policies such as the
Cleary Act, reporting guidelines, Title IX, and the Violence Against
Women Act
Protect students from ever being victims through threat assessment
Protect the rights of victim and the accused
Protect the futures of survivors of sexual violence
(Stanford University, N.D.)
EDUCATE
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Education is necessary
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All students need to understand the meaning of consent
All students need to learn to minimize risk
All students need to learn what to do if they get into a situation where they
are not comfortable
Education will take place during freshman orientation in the form of a
presentation by this task force or orientation leaders.
Flyers containing facts and risky habits will be posted periodically
throughout the year.
University handbooks and planners will include definitions for sexual
violence including rape and sexual assault as well as penalties for
committing such crimes.
All students and employees will be required to take an online training
complete with a quiz every Fall semester that reviews reporting policies,
penalties for committing sexual misconduct as well as definitions of
sexual violence such as consent, rape, harassment and assault.
(American Association of University Professors, 2012)
FLYER AND HANDBOOK
Shady Blue University Sexual Assault Policy
Reporting an Assault
Shady Blue University encourages a student to report a situation in which s/he believes a sexual assault occurred in
order to ensure that appropriate support and resources are provided. It is also important that a sexual assault
survivor consider contacting Campus Police immediately (before showering, washing clothing, etc.) so as to
preserve evidence for the proof of a criminal offense. Any information regarding a sexual assault on or off the SBU
campus can be reported to the Department of Campus Police, College Health Services, or the dean of students.
Once an incident is reported, the survivor generally determines who is notified. Campus Police will gather
information that does not identify the survivor, but which must be reported through the Jeanne Clery Act.
Types of Support Available
Medical Services are provided by both SBU Health Services and Smith Hospital. SBU Health Services provides
coverage from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. When Health Services is closed, on-call personnel are
available to coordinate services for a student who has been sexually assaulted.
Counseling Services are provided by the SBU Counseling Services staff. They provide counseling for crisis and
healing, as well as referral to agencies off campus, when applicable. When Health Services and Counseling
Services are closed, on-call personnel are available to coordinate services for a student who has been sexually
assaulted.
Community services utilized by the campus community include:
Rape Crisis Hotline: 1 (888) 555-0800
Victim/Witness Assistance (555) 586-5000
Campus Police provides professionally trained officers, including several state-certified sexual assault
investigators. Campus Police will assess the situation to provide a safe space for the survivor, arrange for
emergency housing when necessary, arrange for a hearing on emergency restraining orders, issue trespass notices
against alleged perpetrators, and offer medical and counseling referrals. In addition, survivors may access other
ongoing safety options, such as security escorts provided by Campus Police, the change of phone number and
privacy restrictions (including restriction of computer and directory information). Campus Police will also attempt
to respond to special requests and needs as appropriate. When the survivor decides to file a criminal complaint,
Campus Police will conduct an investigation and/or work with appropriate legal authorities including the local
District Attorney’s Office and the Victim/Witness Office.
SBU Cares
(Smith College, N.D.)
Disciplinary Procedures complete information concerning the judicial process, rights of the student who is the
subject of the complaint, rights of the student bringing forward the complaint, and possible sanctions can be found
in the Code of Student Conduct section of this handbook.
COLLABORATE
DEPARMENTS
Collaborations with the following departments will be key in
implementing policies, reaching high risk students, and the general
population of SBU students
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Housing & Residence Life
Campus Police
Greek Life
International Student Services
Orientation
First Year Experience
Student Conduct
Counseling Services
COLLABORATE
CAMPUS POLICE FORCE
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Campus police will need to be further trained in identifying
possible sexual assault victims and assailants.
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Campus police will also be given training in listening to
sexual violence victims.
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An escort service under Campus Police may charge officers with
offering intoxicated students rides back to their rooms if they are
alone or relying on an acquaintance/stranger to get home.
Of utmost importance is fully believing stories given by victims
and preventing any type of victim-blaming
Implement a safety program based on American University’s
initiative allowing students to register for a system that
places their phone number and photo into a secure
database. If the student is in distress they can press and
hold the “5” key on their phone which sends a location
beacon to campus police.
COLLABORATE
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RUSH WEEK
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During their Rush
Week/Recruitment all
sororities and
fraternities will be
required to host one
event discussing
sexual misconduct
and the repercussions
of offenders. Sororities
and Fraternities may
collaborate with each
other or the Office of
Fraternity and Sorority
Life to meet this
requirement
INFORM
SOCIAL MEDIA
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Creation of a Twitter handle (@SBUcares), Facebook page (SBU
Cares), and Instagram account (@SBUCares) focused solely on
sexual violence prevention and awareness
Daily facts and identifying myths about sexual violence will be
posted on Twitter account
Events relating to sexual violence will be posted on the
Facebook page allowing students to share them with others
increasing our student reach
Use of Twitter and Facebook to remind students that if they
have been sexually assaulted they are a victim and how to
report the crime
Monthly tips via Campus News will be sent to the SBU
Community marketing our collaborative programming and
social media accounts
INFORM
SOCIAL MEDIA
Instagram: @SBUCares
YouTube: @SBUCares
 Weekly
Self Defense mini clips
SOCIAL MEDIA
Twitter
Facebook
FULFILL
THE CAMPUS SAVE ACT
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Disclosing annual security report regarding
 sexual
assault policies
 other intimate partner violence
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Offering primary prevention and awareness
programming
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incoming students
 new employees
(Clery Center for Security on Campus, N.D.)
FUFILL
TITLE IX & CLERY ACT
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We must have an established procedure for handling complaints of sex
discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence.
We are covered through our established reporting process that is
communicated to students in a variety of ways.
We must take immediate action to ensure a complainant-victim can continue
his or her education free of ongoing sex discrimination, sexual harassment or
sexual violence.
Our school will be a safe place for a student because of the prevention and
support measures created by this task force .
We may not retaliate against someone filing a complaint and must keep a
complainant-victim safe from other retaliatory harassment or behavior.
Students will be well-informed that harassing victims will not be tolerated as
stated in our handbook and in the training session in the Fall semesters. All
educators and student affairs professionals will be trained to look for and
address these behaviors.
(Know your IX, N.D.)
FUFILL
TITLE IX & CLERY ACT
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In cases of sexual violence, we are prohibited from encouraging or
allowing mediation (rather than a formal hearing) of the complaint.
All our complaints will go directly to campus police and then to the
local/state police as stated in our reporting process. All professional
staff will learn through training that mediation is not an option.
We must establish a Title IX Coordinator.
Lisa Turncoat has been our Title IX Coordinator for the past 5 years
and will continue in the position.
We must file annual reports with the federal government on campus
crime.
SBU Campus Safety will publish the university’s annual report by
September 1st (prior to the October 15 federal deadline). This report
will also include definitions and classifications of sexual misconduct
in accordance to state laws.
(Know your IX, N.D.)
PROTECT
PROPER THREAT ASSESSMENT
Protection through Prevention is a TOP PRIORITY
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Build a formally trained threat assessment team
a. Composed of Student Affairs Senior Leadership, Campus Security, Head of Campus Security
and Counseling Services Staff, Ombuds Office, SGA President or liaison, Title IX Coordinator and
General Counsel
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Educate the students and staff and offer an area of trust and confidentiality
a. All staff must go through a comprehensive training on prevention, identification, and
communication of sexual misconduct cases.
b. Staff will leave training with an understanding of all legal requirements of the institution as well
as their own responsibilities as a member of SBU staff/faculty
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Assess the direct, indirect, and veiled threats and the level of risk
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Use the FBI’s Four-Pronged Assessment Model to examine accused students
a. Personality of the student
b. School Dynamics
c. Social Dynamics
d. Family Dynamics
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Determine and Implement clear and specific policies and procedures to be followed by the university
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Provide support for accused, accusers, and offenders
(National Association of School Psychologist, N.D.)
PROTECT
FAIRNESS FOR THE ACCUSED
 Those
accused of sexual assault will be escorted to
and from campus during formal hearings to protect
them from victims and their families and friends
 Those accused of sexual assault will offered the
right to have campus legal services present
 Those accused of sexual assault will be allowed 60
days to submit an appeal
(Lauerman, 2013).
PROTECT
SBU STUDENT SURVIVORS
Using Chickering’s Theory as a way of understanding the healing process
sexual assault survivors go through
Rising with Competence
•Learning about rape and assault
•Hearing the voice of fellow victims
•Developing healthy relationships
Managing Emotion
•Recognizing fear can serve as a basis for action and decision
•Learning techniques of deep breathing, intentional inner dialogue, and
comforting back-up plans
Developing Autonomy
through Interdependence
•Re-developing the ability to carry out day-to-day activities
•Talking openly about rape & their experience to shed shame and build
trust
Establishing Identity
•Shedding the fear that they must fit into the stereotype of a rape victim
•Understanding that being a victim is not a mark for future violence
•A solid sense of self
(Jolly, 2006)
PROTECT
SBU STUDENT SURVIVORS
Freeing
Interpersonal
Relationships
•Increased tolerance and respect
•Becoming more comfortable with hugs and quality relations
hips
•Accepting personal contact when the choice is left up to them
Developing Purpose
•Determining what makes you want to continue to live life
•Eventually focusing on clear goals for the future
Developing Integrity
•Finding solace in the world
•Being able to reflect on development
•May be through writing, dancing or public speaking
(Jolly, 2006)
PROTECT
SBU STUDENT SURVIVORS
SBU will incorporate two objective instruments to help sexual assault survivors build
trust, purpose, interdependence and empowerment.
Objective 1: Programming through core services which meet survivors immediate
needs.
Objective 2: The addition of extra opportunities including various forms of healing and
empowerment.
Programming under these two objectives will align with the following 9 points:
1. Prevention and awareness
2. Crisis Intervention
3. Advocacy
4. Information and referral
5. Counseling and therapy
6. Support Groups
7. Holistic Healing
8. Institutional
9. Survivor Activism
(National Sexual Violence Resource Center, N.D.)
PROTECT
SBU STUDENT SURVIVORS
Programming
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Prevention and awareness - Awareness presentations during Greek Week,
Rush Week, Orientation, and at on and off-campus SBU affiliated housing
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Crisis Intervention - 24 hour hotline in collaboration with the local county with
active listening and empathy
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Advocacy - Education on medical options and legal accompaniment through
prosecution
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Information and referral - Referrals to outside agencies such as therapists,
housing, legal aid and holistic healers
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Counseling and therapy - On campus confidential counseling on emotions,
trauma, and coping along with assistance with trigger plans
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Support Groups- Includes peer led support groups (short term or on-going)
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Holistic Healing – Host counseling events where students can openly share
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Institutional - Staff training and community task forces.
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Survivor Activism – Speaker events allowing survivors to present to others
their experience
(National Sexual Violence Resource Center, N.D.)
PROTECT
SBU STUDENT SURVIVORS
Comprehensive Services
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Prevention and awareness - Social media campaigns showcasing healthy
relationships
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Crisis Intervention - Counseling Staff and professional training in
preventing/reducing trauma.
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Advocacy- Legal and Medical accompaniment
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Information and referral - Referrals for health and wellness care and screening of
agencies for maintaining confidentiality
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Counseling and therapy - Goal setting by a licensed therapist or counselor
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Support Groups - Peer and professional led groups for females, males, LGBQT, agespecific, and race specific
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Holistic Healing - Offer courses in art and music therapy, yoga and meditation,
outdoor healing and culturally based healing
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Institutional - A regular review of policies and procedures already in place
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Survivor Activism - Volunteer opportunities and a chance for survivors to speak
publicly
(National Sexual Violence Resource Center, N.D.)
SUMMARY
As Shady Blue University student affairs
professionals it is our duty to EDUCATE,
COLLABORATE, INFORM, FUFILL, & PROTECT
 OUR STUDENTS
 OUR STAFF
 OUR FACULTY
 OUR COMMUNITY
Together we can…but it starts with you
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