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Posts Categorized: College & Universities

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Title IX Dear Betsy

Take 2 Minutes to Help Prevent Sexual Assault in Schools

UPDATE: This campaign has now ended. Thank you for your

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National Campus Leadership Institute: A Student’s Perspective

Several months ago, I received an email inviting me to …

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An Alarm Bell is Ringing

When I last checked the Internet, the now-famous letter from

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Action Plans for Parents, Students, and Alumni

Action Plan for Parents: Preventing College Sexual Assault

An estimated one in five women will be the victim of sexual assault during her college years. The problem can only be solved when policy makers, schools, activists, parents, survivors, and students …

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Speaking out against sexual assault through Mudderella!

Former FUTURES intern and college sexual assault prevention advocate Juliette Verrengia writes about her experience participating in Mudderella!
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When it comes to ending college sexual assault, we ALL need to be leaders

FUTURES Intern Elizabeth Wilmering reflects on her about her experience visiting the White House with other campus leaders to discuss the prevention of college sexual assault.
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Underreporting tells a larger story when it comes to college sexual assault

A new study from the Bureau of Justice suggests high levels of sexual assault on college campuses, and low levels of reporting to schools and law enforcement.
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#TheHuntingGround Twitter Chat

Join #TheHuntingGround Twitter chat on Friday, November 20th at 11am PST/2pm EST! Hear from our panel of experts, including Avon Foundation for Women, National Women's Law Center, End Rape on Campus and more.
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Sex, Relationships, and Respect on Campus: Training slides for campus health settings

t Your Back: The Role of the Campus Health Center in Preventing and Responding to Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence training slide set provides strategies and tools for providers, staff, and students working in campus-based health settings...
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Campus Sexual Assault: What Clinicians Need to Know

Sexual violence on college campuses is far too common a problem. The purpose of this webinar is to raise awareness about the issue and to discuss effective strategies for violence prevention and victim support. This webinar is intended to provide guidance for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, medical doctors, and other clinicians who work with young adults.
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Take the 2015 RESPECT! Challenge

Learn more about the 2015 RESPECT! Challenge, and enter today! Learn More
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FUTURES Launches 2015 RESPECT! Challenge to Combat Online Bullying

FUTURES launches contest that challenges Americans to spread acts of positivity and respect online, using GIFs, pictures, memes, and videos.
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New Online Quiz Helps Teens Draw the Line on Digital Dating Abuse

FUTURES' new digital quiz 'Cool Not Cool' helps teens draw the line on teen dating abuse.
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Coaches doing the right thing

Let's salute coaches who are standing up to violence against women.
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Let’s Talk About Sexual Assault on Campus

Watch incoming freshman talk about the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. Learn More
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The Hunting Ground Action Toolkit

The Hunting Ground Action Toolkit outlines ways that students, activists, faculty and more can take action against college sexual assault.
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Should Colleges Handle Sexual Assault Cases?

FUTURES Campus Fellow Tess Cody explains why she believes that colleges and universities should respond to sexual assault cases, rather than the criminal court system.
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The Hunting Ground Nationwide Screenings

2015 nationwide screenings of the Hunting Ground, a documentary that explores the rampant issue of sexual assault on college campuses across the country.
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Action Plan for Parents: Preventing College Sexual Assault

This action plan outlines ways parents can help protect their children from sexual assault on campus—from asking the right questions when looking at colleges to tactfully talking to your child about the important issue of sexual violence.
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Action Plan for Alumni: Preventing College Sexual Assault

This action plan outlines ways alumni can take action to prevent sexual assault at their alma mater—from arming yourself with knowledge to asking the right questions before sending in that donation check.
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Action Plan for Students: Preventing College Sexual Assault

This action plan outlines ways that students can take action to prevent sexual assault on their campus—from building a supportive network of student activists to drawing attention to the issue on social media.
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Winners of the 2014 RESPECT! Challenge Announced

Announcing the winners of the 2014 RESPECT! Challenge.
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FUTURES Launches the OTHER Freshman 15

A twist on the infamous weight gain during freshman year, it’s a web-based action that invites students, parents, and alumni to let college presidents all over the country know that they’re concerned about the escalating number of college assaults on our campuses.
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Dear College Presidents: What’s Your School Doing to Prevent College Sexual Assault?

FUTURES' Butler Koshland Fellow writes about our OTHER Freshman 15 campaign geared toward ending college sexual assault.
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FUTURES and Macy’s Launch Third Annual RESPECT! Challenge

SAN FRANCISCO (October 15, 2014) – The RESPECT! Challenge, a national social media contest developed by Futures Without Violence and Macy’s, launches today to celebrate mentors and role models throughout the U.S. The third annual contest and campaign invites the public to identify positive examples of people who have taught them respect.
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Drum Roll, Please…. Announcing the 2014 RESPECT! Challenge

Announcing the launch of the 2014 RESPECT! Challenge. Enter now for a chance to win 10k for the school or nonprofit of your choice!
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2014 RESPECT! Challenge Captains

Meet the 2014 RESPECT! Challenge Captains!
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FUTURES Leverages Technology to Curb College Sexual Assault

SAN FRANCISCO (September 18, 2014) — Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) has launched a social action campaign called “The OTHER Freshman 15” to elevate awareness of sexual assault at colleges across the country, and enable concerned citizens to take action on social media and beyond.
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Help Support the RESPECT! Challenge

The RESPECT! Challenge is made possible with generous support from Macy's. Enroll in their Thanks for Sharing program from now through December 31, 2014 to earn 10 percent rewards on most of your Macy's card purchases.
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Susan Schecter Fellowship Video

The Susan Schechter Leadership Development Fellowship was created to honor the rich history of the movement and foster new generations of leaders. Learn More
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2013 Council on Social Work Education Conference

In 2013 two former Schechter course alumni, Amie Brooks and Dominique Shabazz, and Professors Kristie Thomas and Antontia Cordero presented a workshop on the Schechter course curriculum to other interested schools of social work.
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RESPECT! Campaign Video

A 75 second film featuring Public Communications Director, Brian O'Connor from the Coaching Boys into Men program. Learn More
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Increased Vigilance on College Sexual Assaults

Nearly one in five women in college nationwide will be victims sexual assault in college.
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Macy’s Thank-a-Mom Challenge a Success!

You helped us raise thousands of dollars sending thousands of Mother’s Day e-cards, and for that we say THANK YOU!
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Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Break The Silence Awards!

Futures Without Violence announced Betsy McCandless Break The Silence Awards, which supports college campaigns and activities that encourage survivors, allies, and bystanders to take action or speak out against gender-based violence on campus.
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Speak Up to Take Rape Culture Down Summit

Futures hosted Speak Up to Take Rape Culture Down, a one-day Summit at Harvard University. The event brought together student leaders, administrators, and anti-violence advocates to raise visibility and demand action to prevent rape and sexual assault on college campuses.
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RESPECT! Challenge Action Toolkit

Whether you're a teacher or a parent, you have an important role to play in this campaign. Check out our RESPECT! Challenge Toolkit!
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RESPECT! Challenge 2013

In 2013, we received thousands of entries from people across America telling us who they wanted to thank for teaching them respect. Check out some of the participants and regional captains!
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New Film Asks All to Give RESPECT!

A new three-minute film urges everyone to sign the pledge in support of the RESPECT! Campaign, nationally sponsored by Macy’s.
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Give RESPECT Campaign

The RESPECT! Campaign is a social action campaign to promote respect in relationships and increase awareness about the positive role everyone can play to help end and prevent relationship violence and abuse.
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President Launches Task Force to Prevent Sexual Assault on Campus

President Obama signed a presidential memorandum creating a task force to protect students from sexual assault. He also delivered a report compiled by the White House Council on Women and Girls.
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Recommendations Released on College Sexual Assault

Vice President Biden released a report from the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault that addresses the dramatic changes that must take place if students are to be safe during their college years.
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Campus Leadership Program

In May, 2014 we brought our inaugural Campus Leaders Fellowship program (2013-2014) to a close.
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New Effort to Address Sexual Violence in Schools

For the first time, the U.S. government has specifically advised schools, colleges and universities that it is their responsibility to protect students from sexual violence.
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Improving existing, and creating new gendered violence prevention programs and policies on college campuses

Improving existing, and creating new gendered violence prevention programs and policies on college campuses: An organizing approach
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Student Leadership in Ending Gender Based Violence: Step-by-Step

Students groups are leaders in reducing gender-based violence on college campuses. To support student advocate's work, we recommends six steps for effective student leadership to ensure a safe, respectful campus.
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National Domestic Sexual And Dating Violence Resources And Referrals

Directory of hotlines and organizations for victims including special issues and culturally specific centers.
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Intimate Partner Violence in the United States: 2010 Study

Findings in this report are based on data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS).
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Know Your Rights: Title IX Prohibits Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Where You Go to School

Information regarding the specific requirements of Title IX as they pertain to sexual harassment and sexual violence.
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