It’s On Us

It’s on (all of us) to stop sexual assault. UW-Green Bay’s Health Educator on Sexual Violence Prevention Dana Stueber, Mike Schmitt of ATS, Residence Life, Chancellor Miller, and many students and staff members helped create a video that begins the campus dialogue regarding this national initiative. It is part of sexual violence prevention training coming this fall to UWGB faculty, staff and students. Funding was made possible by the Aurora Health Care Better Together Grant.

More about the “It’s On Us” movement is available at ItsOnUs.org

#ItsOnUs

Sexual assault complaint sparks federal investigation at UW-Madison

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights said Wednesday that UW-Madison is under review for possibly violating Title IX. The complaint is reportedly related to an alleged incident that took place last May during the Mifflin Street Block Party. As of Wednesday there are 101 post-secondary institutions in the United States under investigation by the Department of Education, including UW-Whitewater. Read more.

News coverage: University to participate in sexual assault survey

Dean of Students Brenda Amenson-Hill and Student Government Association President Vanya Koepke talked about proactive approaches to addressing the issue of sexual assault for a story that aired Friday (Jan. 23) on WBAY, Channel 2. UW-Green Bay volunteered to be one of 14 schools nationwide that will participate in a Department of Justice-commissioned survey on the issue this spring. While she hasn’t yet seen the survey questions, Amenson-Hill told reporter Sari Soffer that the instrument will look at issues including UW-Green Bay’s resources, programming and overall climate surrounding sexual assault. The survey will be helpful, Koepke said. “I think that’s a really great opportunity for students to voice and take this confidential and anonymous step,” he said, “because that’s how we defeat these issues.” Full story.

Reminder: Sexual assault reporting requirements

With a new semester starting, the Dean of Students Office is issuing the following reminder to the campus community:

All employees are required by law to report knowledge of sexual assaults on campus. The goal is to address the needs of students. By gathering information we will know the extent of sexual assaults and provide support for our students who have been victims. Wisconsin law states, “…any person employed at an institution or center who witnesses a sexual assault or receives a report from a student enrolled in the institution or center that the student has been sexually assaulted shall report to the dean of students of the institution…” This does not mean that you have to violate any confidences or provide names. It does mean that incidents are to be reported to the Dean of Students, ext. 2152.
 

Sexual Assault Reporting

All employees are required by law to report knowledge of sexual assaults on campus. The goal is to address the needs of students. By gathering information we will know the extent of sexual assaults and provide support for our students who have been victims. The Wisconsin law states, “…any person employed at an institution or center who witnesses a sexual assault or receives a report from a student enrolled in the institution or center that the student has been sexually assaulted shall report to the dean of students of the institution…” This does not mean that you have to violate any confidences or provide names. It does mean that incidents are to be reported to the Dean of Students, ext. 2152.

Our bad: ‘If asking is sexy, why is telling taboo?’ is open to all

That program presented by the Campus Life Healthy Choices Task Force along with the Sexual Assault Center is open not only to students but faculty and staff interested in the larger issue of healthy relationships and the availability of campus resources if a relationship becomes unhealthy. “If Asking is Sexy, Why is Telling Taboo? What do you think?” is the title for the event from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Phoenix B.

If asking is sexy, why is telling taboo?

The Campus Life Healthy Choices Task Force along with the Sexual Assault Center invites students to a discussion which explores what healthy relationships look like and the barriers to seeking resources on our campus and in the community if a relationship becomes unhealthy. “If Asking is Sexy, Why is Telling Taboo? What do you think?” is the title for the event from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Phoenix B. Free pizza will be served to the first 80 attendees. The event is sponsored by a grant from the Office of Justice Assistance.