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Policy Institute

April 8, 2014 at Kent State University

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Everyday Problems.
Instagrams taken from inside school bathrooms.Webcams in residence halls. Kindergarteners caught kissing on the playground.

Inappropriate sexual images posted by students. Government mandates. Public accountability with steep liability. Same-sex sexual

assault. Male victims. Bystander intervention. Responding to the accused.

Practical Solutions.
Acquire current legal standards. Establish best practices for response and prevention strategies. Learn federal and state laws.

Cognize technology’s intersection with sexual misconduct. Train comprehensively. Manage risk.

Comprehensive Applicability.
Pre-K to higher education. Private or public. Large or small. Religious or nondenominational. Urban or rural. Greek. Military. Athletics.

Essential Tools for an Updated Approach.

  • Grasp changes in laws and definitions over the last decade.
  • Understand “actual notice,” “fundamental fairness,” “providing notice,” and “deliberate indifference”.
  • Craft a comprehensive sexual misconduct policy.
  • Define technology-related sexual misconduct, consent, incapacity, sexual exploitation, and more.
  • Set standards for properly processing complaints parallel with criminal and civil proceedings.
  • Recognize the rights of an accused student and an alleged victim.
  • Obtain strategies to best educate faculty and staff on sexual misconduct and response protocol.
  • Utilize research supported methods to educate students, including integration into existing curricula and developmentally
              appropriate content for students of all ages, genders, religious affiliations, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual