20:1 fraternity sexual assault eduacation program

Report
20:1
Fraternity
Sexual Assault
Education Program
BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY
COUNSELING CENTER
DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
LN 1202 607-777-2772
http://counseling.binghamton.edu
Presented by:
Pete Pandazis
Richard Reynoso
Juan Rosario
Dara Raboy-Picciano, LCSW
This project was supported by Grant No. 2004-WA-VS-0019 awarded by
the Violence Against Women Office, Office of Justice Program, U.S.
Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the
author and do not necessarily represent the official position of policies of
the U.S. Department of Justice.
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FRATERNITY SEXUAL ASSAULT
EDUCATION PROGRAM
20:1 FRATERNITY SEXUAL ASSAULT
EDUCATION PROGRAM
How we got started:
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Reports from Hospitals
 Focus Groups with Sorority Leaders
 Focus Groups with Fraternity Leaders
 Setting up the Peer Education Program
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FALL 2004: COMMUNITY OUTCRY
Series of Sexual Assaults
 Similar Stories
 Many Involved Fraternities
 BU Reacts
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FRATERNITY FOCUS GROUP:
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Focus Group Goal:
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To plan a sexual assault education program for
fraternities that is meaningful to fraternity men
and to gain an understanding of the fraternity male
perception of the sexual assault problem on this
campus.
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FOCUS GROUP QUESTIONS:
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Do you think sexual assault is a problem on BU
campus? How is it a problem and how pervasive?
How do you believe the idea of consent is
understood?
How do members of a fraternity express
dissatisfaction with one another? How do they
stand up to each other?
If you were to design an effective sexual assault
prevention program what would it look like?
Do you think men can play an important role in
this process?
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WHAT WAS LEARNED:
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Men don’t understand consent.
Fraternities want to address bystander behavior.
Fraternity men will listen to fraternity men,
especially fraternity leaders.
Educate in small groups.
Keep fraternities separate, to promote in-depth
conversation.
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DEVOLOPING THE PEER EDUCATION
PROGRAM:
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Recruiting Members
Training Members
Choosing a Model
Planning the Education
Signing up Fraternities
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THE MODEL:
Consent: Alan Berkowitz and Bret
Sokolow
 Bystander Behavior: Alan Berkowitz
 The Men’s Program: John Foubert;
William and Mary, Men talking to Men
about Sexual Assault
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CHALLENGES:
Feelings about Fraternities
 Consent
 To Mandate or Not to Mandate
 Other Training Concerns
POSITIVE OUTCOMES:
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Fraternities receptive to 20:1
 Majority of Fraternities Educated
 New Member Education Fall/Spring
 Consent Addressed in Meaningful Way
 Relationships Built
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COMMENTS FROM FRATERNITIES:
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“Challenged Perspective on Consent”
“Gained Awareness about Sexual Assault”
“New Understanding about Consent”
“Eye Opening Presentation”
“Made me Think about Sexual Assault in a
Different Way”
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NEXT STEPS:
Recruit New Members
 Develop Application/Mission Statement
 Interview Process
 Tier Education Program for Fraternities
 Public Service Announcements
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MISSION STATEMENT:
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Founded in 2004-2005 at Binghamton University,
20:1 is a group of fraternity men on campus that
voluntarily educate other fraternity men and other
men as well, on issues regarding sexual assault.
Our main goals are to: bring about awareness of
possible sexual assault situations, define and
explore consent, explore bystander behavior,
provide information on how to handle and support
victims, and provide resource information, both on
and off campus.
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NEW MEMBER APPLICATION:
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Application for 20:1
Fraternity Sexual Assault Peer Education Group
Name: ______________________________________
Year of study: _______________________
Major(s): ____________________________________
Phone Number: ______________________
Greek Affiliation:______________________________
Age:_____________________
Local Address:
What interests you about 20:1? (use additional paper if necessary)
What prior experience do you have (leadership, mentoring, speaking, etc.) that you think will make you an
effective 20:1 speaker?
What do you think you can bring to 20:1?
Do you have any past experience concerning sexual assault that might conflict with your capacities to be a 20:1
member? If yes, please explain. Use the back if necessary.
Please list two people who can provide references (relatives not applicable). If you wish, you may also include a
Letter of reference.
Please also include a copy of your resume.
Signature and Date at bottom
I attest that the above information is true to the best of my knowledge and that I understand I could face judicial
penalties for lying.
Application due to Jack Causseaux, Office of Campus Life, by April 11, 2006
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PROPOSED TIER EDUCATION
PROGRAM FOR FRATERNITIES:
Tier I: The Original 20:1 Program
 Tier II: Consent Training
 Tier III: Bystander Behavior
 This is a three-year Sexual Assault
Prevention Program for Fraternities
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QUESTIONS?
COMMENTS!

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