What’s Dennis Reading? – September 4

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This week, Vice President Dennis Pruitt is reading:

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“Campus Sexual Assault: Suggested Policies and Procedures” by American Association of University Professors

The AAUP suggested these policies and procedures for preventing and dealing with sexual assault on college campuses.  It was approved by the Association’s Committee on Women in Academic Profession and its Subcommittee on Sexual Assault on Campus and then was adopted by the Association’s Council in November 2012.

“New Requirements Imposed by Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act” by American Council on Education

President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act into law on March 7, requiring colleges and universities to make shifts in the way they handle sexual assault cases. This document lays out the changes that campuses are required to make because of the law.

“Shifting the Paradigm: Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence” by American College of Health Association

This paper looks deeper into the ACHA’s position on preventing sexual assault college and university campuses, leading causes of sexual assault cases and lessons that we can share with students to educate them about sexual assault. While this is a longer read, this piece offers many suggestions and tips about how to make our Carolina community safer for our students, staff and faculty.

“AAUP Seeks Better Policies on Preventing Sexual Assaults” by Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed

Colleen Flaherty discusses the new changes that must be made on college campuses after the release of the American Association of University Professor’s first report about sexual assaults. Flaherty talks about the importance of creating a safe community where faculty, staff, students and administrations join together to develop laws that protect the rights of all people on their campus.

Sexual Assault Resources from the USC Office of Equal Opportunity Programs

When working with sexual assault cases, it is important for all of our offices to know all of the resources that are available for victims on campus. Complied by the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, this is a list of all the resources that you need to assist students and report incidents.

“Know Your Rights: Title IX Prohibits Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Where You Go To School,” U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights

This handout explains universities’ responsibilities related to Title IX and its requirements related to sexual harassment and violence and outlines reporting, investigating and responding to complaints.

Share your thoughts on these articles or recommend other interesting and informative reads. Let Dennis know what YOU are reading!

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