Six Point Plan to Combat Sexual Assault

graph describing six-point plan to combat sexual assault. full description of the plan immediately below.

  • Point 1: Crack down on offenders
    • Hold all offenders responsible for their actions.

           Two students expelled since April 2014.

    • Develop more, and more effective, sanctions.

         All offenders found responsible for policy violations are sanctioned.

    • Expel offenders in the most severe cases.

          Sanctioning guidelines established

    • Request Board of Regents support to assess system-wide policies and procedures.    
           Policy review underway.

Progress on Point 1 of Six-Point Plan

  • Point 2: Increase support for survivors
    • Expand long-term support services.
    • Train every staff member who comes in contact with survivors.
    • Advocate continued federal funding for nurse examiners.

Communicated with our congressional offices and provided institutional funding for portion of SANE program.

Progress on Point 2 of Six-Point Plan

  • Point 3: Improve prevention and education
    • Add staff for in-person training, workshops, and dialogues.

      Providing institutional funding for WRAC to add a new a full-time sexual assault prevention specialist position and increase a current position from half-time to full-time, and for RVAP to add a new full-time sexual violence prevention education position for the UI. 

    • Implement regular campus safety walks to improve lighting and other conditions.

          President's Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct planning first walk during fall semester.

    • Authorize funding to expand Night Ride.
          Second van purchased and in use

               Hours of service expanded from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., 7 days a week during academic year

Progress on Point 3 of Six-Point Plan


  • Point 4: Improve communication
    • Make resource and support information easier to find.
         Tuned internal search and added a more prominent link to OSMRC to UI Homepage  
    • Improve information on key web pages.
          Added more prominent action links and contact information to OSMRC site and
          added additional information to
      UI police site
    • Improve language of our Timely Warning emails.
          Revised language to include a “trigger warning” to alert survivors and stronger language about potential consequences for people who commit sexual offenses


Progress on Point 4 of Six-Point Plan


  • Point 5: Add funding
    • Seek every source of dollars to support this plan, including savings from other areas.
    • Expand overall resources to address the problem of sexual assault.

Resources have been added (Nite Ride, SANE program)

Progress on Point 5 of Six-Point Plan

  • Point 6: Listen more and report back: 100%
    • Form a student advisory committee on sexual misconduct to meet regularly with the president and senior staff.
          Group has formed – first meeting held April 21, 2014
    • Use the president’s website to provide updates on this plan.
          Updates have been posted and will continue to be refreshed



Point 6 Progress of Six-Point Plan