What are colleges doing to prevent sexual violence? - KXXV Central Texas News Now

What are colleges doing to prevent sexual violence?

CENTRAL TEXAS, TX (KXXV) -

Local colleges and universities have programs in place to help prevent sexual assault from occurring.

Baylor University

  • The University canceled two separate interviews scheduled with the Title IX Coordinator and News Channel 25. Baylor sent us this statement: 

“Baylor expects a candid assessment and clear recommendations for improvement and will determine how best to act on the Pepper Hamilton recommendations once received. Until the recommendations are received, we believe it is vital to the integrity of the process that we refrain from speaking about the institutional response to incidents. During this interim period, we have focused our energies on listening to our students, implementing prevention programs, and taking actions that best ensure all students have full access to support services and the important resources of our Title IX Office"

  • ?On the University’s Title IX web page, it shows Baylor participated in April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 
  • Baylor also has a link about a It’s On Us Campaign on their website:

McLennan Community College

  • MCC provides Title IX-related training to campus communities members in several ways, including:
  • Several different campaigns educating students on stopping sexual violence
  • SHARP (Sexual Harassment Assault Response) Training
  • RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network)
  • Title IX Bystander Intervention
  • It’s On Us Campaign
  • Spring Break Safety Conference
  • Drug and Alcohol, Sexual Assault, & Domestic Violence Awareness Events
  • New Student/Employee Orientation
  • TSTC: According to James Fickens, the Dean of Students, TSTC has the following programs in place:
  • Employee professional development programming
  • New employee orientation and training programming
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Campaigns each year
  • Campus Workshops throughout the academic year on various topics
  • Courses covering sexual misconduct
  • Campus Clarity Training (specific Title IX educational programming)
  • Online Orientation and In-Person Orientation

Central Texas College

  • Central Texas College offers sexual assault awareness training program for all CTC students
  • The offer a domestic violence prevention workshop each year to help those who need information on sexual assault and domestic violence (prevention, assistance, resources, etc).

University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Declined to comment.

Texas A&M

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Victim’s Advocate Program with University Police
  • CLEAR office
  • Sexual Assault Resource Center Survivor Services Committee
  • Orientation sessions for new students/employees
  • Counseling resources on campus
  • Student Health Center
  • Women’s Resource Center
  • Step In, Stand Up Campaign:

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