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Task force on sexual violence

Task Force on Sexual Violence

Rachel Adner(team leader), Chance Remmel,

Karla Slade, & Tina Strickland


The mission of the task force is to promote a strong message that “sexual violence has no place on campus.” Through collaborative leadership, communication, technology and survivor support programs, we can educate faculty, staff, students and community on how they can prevent sexual misconduct.

2 step approach
2 step approach

Step One: Education & Prevention

Step Two: Advocacy & Coping

Survivors anonymous
Survivors Anonymous

  • Will serve as an off-campus resource for students that have been directly affected by sexual assault, or those that are supporting someone

  • Develop a place away from campus that students can feel “safe” to share their story and get support

  • Students can discuss what happened to them or who they are supporting

  • Have a counselor leading the conversation, but does not have to be formal and can be whatever the group chooses to share

Student led focus group peer confidentiality groups
Student-led Focus Group & Peer Confidentiality Groups

  • Put together focus groups on campuses

  • Educational resource (putting on programs, informal conversations)

    • Confidentiality resource for students

  • If serving in the focus group, you must go through the peer confidentiality training

    • Federal government training program, take an oath (students need to be aware that it is a serious commitment)

    • Students will have the same confidentiality terms as counselor to ensure that victims have multiple opportunities to get help and support

Got consent campaign
Got CONSENT? Campaign

Educational Workshops will include:

  • 1 hour long peer-led discussion that focuses on the definition of consent and sexual assault. Students will learn tips for preventative communication.

  • Got Consent? Campaign is open and available to all students

    • Different presentations for all groups (all male, all female, LGBTQIA, mixed groups for broader conversation)

  • Relationships 101 will focus on healthy relationships. Each student will learn the signs of physical and verbal abuse.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-gu6s0eGOk

Defining consent for our program
Defining “consent” for our program

  • Saying “no” or “stop”

  • Crying

  • Moving away

  • Unconscious

  • Threatened

  • Intimidated

Got consent campaign1
Got CONSENT? Campaign

We intend to make Got Consent? A well-known campaign and want the community to be open about what giving consent really means.

  • The merchandise will be a tangible take away from our programs

  • Items for sale are key chains, t-shirts, mugs, and calendars

The rights of the accused

  • The right to be treated with fairly

  • The right to have an advisor present through the Judicial Hearing

  • The right to testify on one’s behalf

  • The right to appeal the decision of the Student Judicial board

  • The right to have a written statement

The rights of the victim
The RIGHTS of the victim

  • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect

  • The right to be informed

  • The right to be heard and participate in the criminal justice process

  • The right to timely disposition of the case

  • The right to notice about the status of the case

  • The right to apply for compensation

Myth vs fact
Myth vs. Fact

What is a Myth?

What is a Fact?

An unproved or false collective belief that is used to justify a social institution

Knowledge or information based on real occurrences

Myths facts pertaining to sexual assault
Myths/FACTS pertaining to Sexual assault

  • Myth: The primary motive for sexual assault is sex.

  • Fact: Studies show that the motive for the sexual assault is power and aggression, not sex and that most perpetrators have consenting sexual partners (i.e. boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives). Sexual assault is a crime of violence, committed by a person who uses sex as a weapon.

  • MYTH: Most sexual assaults occur between strangers.      

  • FACT: Most sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows.  Studies show that approximately 80% of women reporting sexual assaults knew their assailant. Among college students, in 94% of cases of sexual assault the perpetrator knows the victim. 

Dispelling myths about sexual assault
Dispelling Myths about Sexual Assault

Red Flag of the Week

  • A way to educate faculty, staff, students and the community is to promote a Red Flag of week which would address myths regarding sexual assault

  • Dedicated link on university’s website, Facebook page to display weekly myth/fact regarding sexual assault

  • Weekly email, tweet or hashtag to all faculty, staff and students with the myth/fact of the week

  • Red Flags posted in bathrooms, bulletin boards, residence halls, dining halls-with myth/fact of the week.

  • Create incentives for knowing facts about sexual assault

  • Distribute Red Flags at sporting events and other activities that involve the community

  • Involve Student Government Association - educate student organizations and Greek organizations about sexual assault myths.


  • This campaign would be a way to educate the campus community on relationship and/or situational red flags that may be signs of sexual misconduct.

    • The “hashtag” allows for a recognizable campaign, and allows students to follow all related posts.

    • Posts would be weekly series of the red flag behavior, followed by possible reasons and ways to help, along with appropriate resources

Education prevention utilizing social media
Education & Prevention Utilizing Social Media

  • Twitter and Instagram accounts will serve as an advertising and awareness medium for the campus community

    • Both accounts will be named UNCW_Advocates

      • The purpose of these accounts is to:

        • Spread awareness around varying issues related to sexual misconduct prevention.

        • Inform the campus community about various programming opportunities related to sexual misconduct prevention.

        • Engage students on social media to raise awareness

Social media utilization
Social Media Utilization

  • Each account will be used to post:

    • Program information and flyers

    • Sexual misconduct resources and the appropriate means of use

    • Educational campaigns that will be easily recognizable

UNCW Advocates line 24/7 (800) 962-STRONG

University Police for On-Campus Emergency 911 or (910) 962-222

Counseling Center (910) 962-3746

Student Health Center (910) 962-3280

Off-Campus Resources

Wilmington City Police 911 or (910) 343-3600

Coastal Horizons Rape Center (910) 392-7460

Rape Victim Assistance Program (800) 826-6200

National Resources

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) (800) 656-HOPE

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (877) 739-3895

U.S. Department of Justice Violence Against Women Office (202) 616-8894


  • Emergency Resources. Retrieved from http://www.uncw.edu/care/resources.htm

  • Clergy act.info./campus-save-act.html

  • Got consent merchandise. Retrieved from http://www.cafepress.com/+got-consent+gifts

  • MYTHS and FACTS about Sexual Violence. Retrieved from http://advocacycenter.syr.edu/resources-information/myths-facts-%20sexual%20violence.html

  • Myths and Facts. SAPAC Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center. Retrieved from http://sapac.umich.edu/article/52

  • What is consent. Retrieved from http://shs.uncg.edu/wellness/sexual-violence-campus-advocacy-svca/svca-definitions

  • (n.d.). Victims' rights. Retrieved from The National Center for Victims of Crime website: http://www.victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/dna-resource-center/sexual-assault-kit-backlog-reduction/victims'-rights

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-gu6s0eGOk