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1 Sexual Assault and Fostering a Culture of Prevention: A Conversation

2 Brief History and Background Dr. Matthew R. Caires, Office of the Dean of Students

3 Title IX Kate Grimes, Title IX Coordinator Office of Institutional Equity

4 Title IX "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

5 Sexual Assault Reporting and Support Options CONFIDENTIAL OPTIONS Internal MSU Resources VOICE Center University Police Counseling and Psychological Services Student Health Clinic External Resources Bozeman Police Gallatin County Sheriff Help Center/Sexual Assault Counseling Center HAVEN Bozeman Deaconess Hospital

6 Sexual Assault Reporting and Support Options NON-CONFIDENTIAL OPTIONS Title IX Coordinator Dean of Students Staff Faculty Member Staff Member Advisor Residence Life Staff Coaches

7 Sexual Assault Reporting and Support Options If you are not sure what you would like to do, would like more information or would like to make an anonymous report, consider these resources: MSU VOICE Center MSU Counseling and Psychological Services MSU Student Health Clinic MSU Silent Witness Program MSU Compliance Hotline MSU Anonymous Reporting Form MSU Title IX Discrimination policy MUS Board of Regents policy National Sexual Assault Hotline National Domestic Violence Hotline Office for Civil Rights website www2.ed.gov NotAlone.gov KnowYourIX.org

8 Vision for the Future Title IX Coordinating Team Title IX Advisory Team Title IX Student Advisory Team Title IX Advisory Program for Respondents and 3rd Parties Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey

9 Primary Prevention and Risk Reduction Marci Torres, Office of Health Advancement

10 Primary Prevention and Risk Reduction Sexual assault an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of forced and unwanted sexual activity Prevention- all levels of prevention are necessary to stop sexual violence and to improve the health status of our campus community Risk Reduction Aims to interrupt or stop a sexual assault (victim centered) Primary prevention Attempts to prevent assault from happening in the first place population-based, environmental and system-level strategies, policies and actions that prevent sexual violence from occurring Aimed at addressing the domains of influence of potential victims, perpetrators and bystanders

11 Primary Prevention and Risk Reduction - What We Do at MSU Team approach Data Driven, evidence informed programs Alcohol EDU/Haven Campus Climate Survey Multi-disciplinary advisory group Transparency of information/data Orientation Night Before Classes

12 Primary Prevention and Risk Reduction Presentations Hook Up Culture Healthy Relationships/Healthy Communication Alcohol Misuse Interpersonal Violence and Bystander intervention

13 Primary Prevention and Risk Reduction Self Defense Seminars Women and Gender Studies Sexual Assault Awareness Activities Social Norming and community partnerships Creation of two new full time positions in the VOICE center Direct Services Coordinator Prevention and Education Coordinator Victim Advocates 89% OF MSU STUDENTS WOULD TO PREVENT A SEXUAL ASSAULT

14 Primary Prevention and Risk Reduction Student Groups Men Stopping Rape ( MSR) Students against Sexual Assault (SASA) Not in Our House Task Force ( NIOH) Montana Advocates for Sexual Health (MASH) Statewide Summit on Sexual Assault 4th annual statewide summit -

15 Athletic Program Education and Prevention Strategies Camie Bechtold, Bobcat Athletics

16 University Police Response Robert Putzke, University Police Chief

17 University Police Response Police response is survivor driven Survivor may discuss options with police Survivor may make report and have police take no action Survivor may have police conduct limited investigation Survivor may have police conduct thorough investigation Police will assist survivor with on campus process if requested or with off campus criminal justice process

18 University Police Training & Procedures Police Training/Procedures: MSU PD signatory to Gallatin County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) protocol, a national model Trained Police Trained Prosecutors Trained Nurses (SANE) Trained Court Victim Assistance Personnel Police minimize procedural impact on survivor Recommend procedures to preserve evidence Police available to assist survivor in near and/or long-term

19 Timely Warning and Immediate Notification Tara T. Moore, Emergency Management Coordinator/ Clery Compliance Coordinator

20 The Clery Act (20 U.S.C (f)) Jeanne Clery was a freshman at Lehigh University in 1986 when she was raped and murdered in her dormitory by a fellow student. Her parents responded by igniting federal legislation requiring the disclosure of crimes that take place on university campuses across the country. All universities that accept federal funds through Title IV of the Higher Education Act must comply with the Clery Act.

21 Timely Warning & Immediate Notification MSU will issue timely warnings to the campus community in the event of violent crimes or emergencies which represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus. The University Police Department (UPD) will quickly decide whether to issue a timely warning and/or immediate notification after reviewing the following factors: Nature of the Crime MSU Timely Warning and Emergency Notification Policy Continuing Danger to Campus Possible Risk of Compromising Law Enforcement Efforts

22 MSU Alert System 1. MSU Alert -based system Timely Warning This will be sent to all current students, staff and employee s montana.edu accounts 2. MSU Alert text-message based system Immediate Notification Opt in system requires all users to sign up at: Primary Survivor Concern: MSU will not divulge information that would in any way lead to the identification of the survivor.

23 Support Services for Survivors Alanna Sherstad, VOICE Center

24 Culture of Support Giving Power Back Listen Believe Support Intervene

25 MSU Campus-Based Support Services On-Campus Confidential Support Options VOICE Center Counseling and Psychological Services Student Health University Police * Additional Support Services Title IX Coordinator Dean of Students Office Coaches, RA s, RD s, Advisors, Professors

26 Confidential On-Campus Support VOICE Center Advocacy, Crisis Support, Counseling, Information, Options, Referrals 24 Hour Confidential Support (call or text) SUB 370 MSU Counseling and Psychological Services Free Individual and group counseling for students

27 Confidential Off-Campus Support Help Center Sexual Assault Counseling Center 24-Hour Confidential Support Line HAVEN Domestic Violence Safehouse 24-Hour Crisis Line

28 Reporting Options Victim-Centered Options SART Multi-disciplinary teams Evidence Collection SANE Program Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Option for Confidential Support MT Forensic Rape Examination Payment Program (FREPP) Advocacy & Continued Support

29 BREAK Please join us for our panel discussion and audience Q&A starting at

30 Sexual Assault and Fostering a Culture of Prevention: A Conversation Audience Questions & Answers

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