Georgia Southern University expands campus sexual violence prevention with NASPA partnership
Georgia Southern University is partnering with 15 colleges and universities from across North America for the eighth cohort of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Culture of Respect Collective Program. The Collective is an ambitious two-year program that guides cohort institutions through a rigorous process of self-assessment and subsequent organizational changes.
This partnership is in conjunction with the Georgia Southern Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), which continues to maintain a national reputation as a model for campus sexual violence response and education.
Each diverse cohort of the Collective relies on an expert-developed public health framework, cross-campus collaboration and peer-led learning to make meaningful programmatic and policy changes. More than 160 colleges and universities have participated in the Collective. The program has shown itself to be an adaptable model that helps institutions work across departmental siloes and stay connected with peers as they engage in the critical work of comprehensively addressing campus sexual violence within a shifting social and political landscape.
The Office of Student Wellness & Health Promotion and SART are thrilled to engage in this two-year intensive process to assess and strengthen existing primary and secondary interpersonal violence prevention strategies at Georgia Southern. In line with institutional values, the University will engage in self-assessment and continued collaboration with campus and community partners in this initiative.
Georgia Southern will continue to work to create a campus community in which all students, faculty and staff can thrive in the Culture of Respect program. A full list of SART’s comprehensive sexual violence prevention programming can be found here.
NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education is the leading association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession. NASPA’s work provides high-quality professional development, advocacy and research for 15,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries and eight U.S. territories.
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