The College of St. Scholastica is working to create initiatives, policies, and programs that promote gender equity.
This page is a way for the Violence Intervention and Prevention Project to share our work with the greater community.
In November 2012, the College of St. Scholastica received a 3 year grant from the Office on Violence Against Women and the Department of Justice to work to create a campus free of sexual and gender based violence. With the funding, CSS hired Lexie Generous as the Safe Campus Intervention Coordinator. In February 2013, Kailee Ogden, our VIP Intern was hired.
Since November, the VIP Project Staff has:
Created our Community Coordinated Response Teams; Primary Prevention/Education Team & Intervention Team
Piloted our BEST (Be Equal Safe & Trustworthy) Party Model keynotes to select student, staff, and faculty group with the help of our partners
Provided training to student leaders at COR Leadership Day
Attended two national Office on Violence against Women Campus Institute Conferences in December and February. We will be attending our third conference in June
Provided training to Student Affairs staff members about sexual assault
Provided training to our Sexual Assault Investigation & Appeals Team
Created and implemented new policies and procedures regarding sexual assault, sexual violence, domestic/dating/intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual harassment
Created and trained the Gender Equity and Anti-Violence Allies (GEVA Team)
Published new resources and reporting manuals for students and staff
Intimate partner violence and stalking investigators were identified and trained
Developed advocacy and referral protocol
Instigated conversations related to healthy relationships with international students and incoming freshmen
Created and implemented uniform investigation procedures
Initiated collaborative relationships with internal and external campus partners
Developed new Residential Life protocols and procedures supporting a vicitm-centered response
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