4/6 Community Conversations: Campus Safety

Apr 7, 2015

Credit Flickr/Wolfram Burner

Since 1990, colleges and universities have been required by law to disclose campus safety information and also to take steps to keep students safe from sexual assault, stalking and dating violence.

When changes to strengthen the Clery Act nationally were finalized this fall, UMD's Dean of Students, Lisa Erwin, was one of the people responsible for developing those amendments.

Dr. Lisa Erwin and Lt. Sean Huls, UMD's Clery Act coordinator join us in the studio to talk about what UMD is doing to keep all students safe, programs already in place that put the University "ahead of the curve," and how the entire university community, including staff and faculty, are part of the effort to stop sexual violence.

Sexual Assault Awareness

Month Events

Spring 2015

 

April 6th-9th: Kirby Student Center & Kirby Commons; 9 am-4 pm

Enough is Enough Week & Campaign to Stem Societal Violence Pledge Signing

Numerous events will be held through the week. Topics include sexual assault awareness, bystander intervention, self-defense training and information on services available on campus.

Take the pledge against violence. Students who take the pledge are vowing to do what they can to keep our campus safe and peaceful. Everyone who signs the pledge will receive an Enough is Enough bracelet.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Conduct, the Women’s Resource & Action Center, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Department, Housing and Residence Life, Safe Haven, Men as Peacemakers, Rotoract Club, and UMDPD

 

Tuesday, April 7th: Griggs Center; 12pm-1pm

Relationship Violence: It’s Everyone’s Business presented by Safe Haven

Sponsored by the Office of Student Conduct, the Women’s Resource & Action Center, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Department, Housing and Residence Life, Safe Haven, Men as Peacemakers, Rotoract Club, and UMDPD

Wednesday, April 8th: Kirby Student Center 268; 12-1pm

Brown Bag Series: PAVSA

Come and learn about the resources that are on-campus and in the community in relation to sexual assault. As well as learning about the steps to make when someone close to you or yourselves is sexually assaulted.

Sponsored by the Women’s Resource & Action Center, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, and PAVSA

Wednesday, April 8th: Garden Room; 4:30pm-6pm

Bystander Intervention Training

Have you ever experienced a situation that made you feel like you wanted to step in and help someone but you didn’t?? Join us in this interactive workshop that aims to deliver the message of how we can safely and effectively take care of each other and positively impact our campus culture.  UMD, We Got Your Back!!  Facilitated by the Peer Health Educators. RSVPing to ddecker@d.umn.edu

Sponsored by the Office of Student Conduct, the Women’s Resource & Action Center, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Department, Housing and Residence Life, Safe Haven, Men as Peacemakers, Rotoract Club, and UMDPD

Wednesday, April 8th: Griggs Hall Conference Room; 8:30pm-9:30pm

Self Defense Training

Join UMDPD to learn basic self defense knowledge and skills to help keep yourself safe on campus and in the community.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Conduct, the Women’s Resource & Action Center, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Department, Housing and Residence Life, Safe Haven, Men as Peacemakers, Rotoract Club, and UMDPD

Thursday, April 9th: Garden Room; 3pm-4:30pm

BEST Party Model

Parties are mostly populated by well-intentioned men. These are men who respect and care about women, want them at parties, and want them to have a good time. Unfortunately, though, most well-intentioned men have deferred to the socially accepted party environment where men represent a continuous threat to women’s safety, comfort, and ability to have fun. That isn’t right. And it’s time for a change. The BEST Party Model normalizes a process for campus men to join women in taking responsibility for the process of preventing violence against women at parties.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Conduct, the Women’s Resource & Action Center, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Department, Housing and Residence Life, Safe Haven, Men as Peacemakers, Rotoract Club, and UMDPD

Thursday, April 9th: Montague 70; 6:30pm - 9:30pm

“The Hunting Ground” Sneak Preview Film Showing

UMD will be showing a special sneak preview of The Hunting Ground. A startling exposé of the epidemic of sexual assaults on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups, and the brutal social toll the crimes take on survivors and their families. Like the student activists featured in the film, we all need to get involved in a big way. Talk about the issues. Organize an event. Take action. We need your help to ensure there is change at our colleges and universities. The opportunity is now.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Conduct, the Women’s Resource & Action Center, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Department, Housing and Residence Life, Safe Haven, Men as Peacemakers, Rotoract Club, UMDPD, and Kirby Program Board

 

Monday, April 13th: Kirby Student Center 268; 5:30pm-7pm

Art Enrichment Workshop

Come and join Susan Meyers and psychology student, Abby Splittstoesser, in Art enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting.

Sponsored by the Women’s Resource & Action Center and North Central Windows Program

April 13th-17th: Kirby Bus Hub
Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is a visual display meant to raise awareness and bear witness to domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse and violence against women. Each shirt tells the story of a different survivors experience. T-shirts are made by survivors and those who care about them. The shirts you see displayed here have been made by people in your community and tell true stories of people you may know. Decorating a T-shirt gives survivors the power to use their voice and tell their story. Many victims find that this artistic way of raising awareness has helped heal them on their journey. Please take a moment to look at the clothesline and think about what we can do to end the suffering!
Sponsored by the Women’s Resource & Action Center and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department

Monday, April 20th: Kirby Commons; 9am-3pm

Beautiful U: Love Your Body, the World, and Consent

Come to the tabling area for sex education, learn what consent is, and take a photo to show support and love for your body, the world and of course consent. Together let’s make a #BeautifulUMD!

Sponsored by the Women’s Resource & Action Center and the Beautiful U Commitee

Monday, April 20th: Kirby Ballroom; 5pm-8pm

Mock Rape Trial

The purpose of this trial is purely educational. The realities of an actual trial are often misunderstood due to sensationalized media presentations of victim-survivors, perpetrators of rape, and rape trials. St. Louis County Judge Tarnowsky will preside over a mock rape trial based on actual events. Student volunteers from the audience will comprise the jury.

Sponsored by the Women’s Resource & Action Center and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department

Monday, April 20th: Kirby Student Center 268; 5:30pm-7pm

Art Enrichment Workshop

Come and join Susan Meyers and psychology student, Abby Splittstoesser, in Art enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting.

Sponsored by the Women’s Resource & Action Center and North Central Windows Program

Tuesday, April 21 - Thursday, April 23rd: Kirby Commons; 9 am-3 pm

Sexual Assault Awareness Fundraising

Come support an organization in Duluth which helps victim/survivors of sexual assault.

Sponsored by the Women’s Resource & Action Center and S.E.R.V.E.

Wednesday, April 22nd: Kirby Student Center 268; 12-1pm

Brown Bag Series: Take Action Duluth

Liz Olson will be talking about Take Action Duluth.

Sponsored by the Women’s Resource & Action Center and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department

Monday, April 27th: Kirby Student Center 268; 5:30pm-7pm

Art Enrichment Workshop

Come and join Susan Meyers and psychology student, Abby Splittstoesser, in Art enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting.

Sponsored by the Women’s Resource & Action Center and North Central Windows Program