What they do: Changing Our Campus Culture is a resource through the Department of Justice’s Office On Violence Against Women Campus Grant Program, which builds systems, programs, and policies for effective prevention and intervention strategies to address violence against women. What to look for: A comprehensive online clearinghouse on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus.
What they do: Facilitate open communication, discussion, and resource sharing between university/college emergency management practitioners charged with making our campuses more disaster resilient. What to look for: An active lists and shared resources through “first responder communities of practice.”
What they do: Raise awareness and standards of campus fire safety for all students and address fire safety issues specific to students with disabilities. What to look for: Resources for fire safety education on campus, including RA guides and videos. Also check out The Alarming Truth, a free film on off-campus fire safety made in partnership with the Clery Center, Campus Firewatch, The University of Pennsylvania, Rowan University, and the Philadelphia Fire Department.
What they do: Provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research. What to look for: A variety of information about the impact of sexual assault, how to respond to survivors, and prevention of sexual violence, including a list of bystander intervention resources and examples.
What they do: Work with young people across the country to raise awareness about the warning signs of abuse and activate communities to work to change the statistics around relationship violence. What to look for: A free, research-based film that educates the community about relationship violence, a campaign to help students identify relationship abuse, and other materials.
What they do: Promote awareness, action, and advocacy to enhance victim safety, hold stalking offenders accountable, and enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking. What to look for: Resources for National Stalking Awareness Month in January, including downloadable brochures, tips, and videos.
What they do: Promote safe school, campus, and organizational climates through research, information sharing and the development of data-driven strategies for hazing prevention. What to look for: Leading research on hazing and insight and materials on hazing prevention. (For more information on the free film We Don’t Haze, see the National Hazing Prevention Week tab).
What they do: Task force led by the Office of the Vice President and the White House Council on Women and Girls that works with agencies to develop a coordinated Federal response to campus rape and sexual assault. What to do look for: Their website has resources for students as well as colleges and universities regarding sexual violence prevention and response, including information how to develop sexual misconduct policies and procedures and prevention resources. Don’t forget to take the It’s On Us pledge and share it with your community!)