Culture of Respect Collective

Culture of Respect Collective

Indiana University Bloomington has joined a group of 13 colleges and universities from across the United States for the seventh cohort of NASPA's Culture of Respect Collective program. The Collective is an ambitious two-year program dedicated to helping end campus sexual violence by guiding participating institutions through a rigorous process of self-assessment and targeted organizational change.

Collective participation strengthens IUB’s existing campus sexual violence prevention and response efforts, identifies gaps that may exist and develops strategies for addressing areas for improvement. The initiatives co-chairs are:

  • Jenny Kincaid, Associate Vice President of Institutional Equity & Title IX
  • Kelly Hogan, Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Health and Wellness
  • Sally Thomas, Director, Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy

Action areas

The Culture of Respect utilizes six pillars of evidence-based, expert recommended best practices for campus sexual violence prevention and response. Following the completion of an extensive self-assessment, IUB will develop an individualized strategic action plan and goals based on the following key areas:

  • Survivor support
  • Clear policies
  • Multitiered education
  • Public disclosure
  • School-wide mobilization
  • Ongoing self-assessment