For Faculty & Staff

ACTION STEPS FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

As an integral member of your campus community and someone students look up to, you play a central role in creating a safe, healthy atmosphere free from sexual violence. This tip sheet gives concrete actions to help prevent sexual violence on your campus.

Disclaimer: All information on this page taken from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's Fact Sheet for Faculty and Staff and has been adjusted to fit our campus.






TAKE ACTION
  • Attend trainings to learn more about your unique role in addressing sexual violence on your campus.  
  • Collaboration across campus is critical to prevent sexual violence. Talk with your campus’ Title IX Coordinator or anti-violence organization about joining a coalition dedicated to preventing and responding to sexual violence. 
  • Reporting Sexual Violence
    • Under recent changes to the law, most faculty are considered “responsible employees” and have to report any incidents of sexual violence, even if a student prefers not to report the experience. If a student discloses an assault, issue a reminder that even though you have to report the incident, the student does not have to participate in the investigation. Speak with your school’s Title IX Coordinator for more on your specific legal role.
    • Incident Reporting Form
2. EDUCATE
  • Incorporate information about sexual violence and healthy sexuality (National Sexual Violence Resource Center [NSVRC], 2012) into your curriculum whenever possible.
  • Invite campus peer educators to conduct trainings for your students during class. 
  • Keep information about sexual violence prevention on hand for your students. Consider displaying it in your office so that students see it when they attend office hours. Get free print materials from the Women’s Center, another on-campus, anti-violence organization, or your local rape crisis center. Visit www.nsvrc.org/saam for annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month materials.
3. MODEL
  • Actively model respectful, equitable behavior to students and other faculty and staff.
  • Be an active bystander and intervene (NSVRC, 2013) when you witness inappropriate behavior. If students or colleagues make sexist comments or jokes about rape, speak up and explain why that is not tolerated on campus.

  • Participate in campus educational campaigns and events to show your support for prevention efforts and survivors of sexual violence
  • Learn the DOs and DON'Ts of supporting survivors.

LEARN MORE
References

Know Your IX. (n.d.). Know Your IX hompage. Retrieved from http://knowyourix.org/

Krebs, C. P., Lindquist, C. H., Warner, T. D., Fisher, B. S., & Martin, S. L. (2007). The Campus Sexual Assault (CSA) Study (NCJ 221153). Retrieved from https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/221153.pdf

National Sexual Violence Resource Center. (2013). Engaging bystanders to prevent sexual violence: Bulletin. Retrieved from http://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/publications_nsvrc_bulletin_engaging-bystanders-prevent-sexual-violence_0.pdf

National Sexual Violence Resource Center. (2012). An overview on healthy sexuality and sexual violence prevention. Retrieved from http://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/SAAM_2012_An-overview-on-healthy-sexuality-and-sexual-violence.pdf
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