ERIC Number: ED364162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Sexual Assault and Rape on Virginia's Campuses. Second Report of the Council of Higher Education to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia. Senate Document No. 19.
Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
This document reports on sexual assault and rape on campuses in Virginia and on efforts to address these types of violence at colleges and universities. Part I looks at state-wide activities in 1991-1992 which included eight focus groups on campuses, a state-wide campus sexual-assault conference, the establishment of five regional consortia to address sexual assault and substance abuse on campus, and rape trauma syndrome training sessions. This section recommends that campus mandatory and optional programming efforts about relationships and sexual violence be increased on campuses. Part II describes assisting institutions to develop and implement programs for students on sexual assault. This section recommends that colleges monitor requests for assault-related counseling and be sensitive to needs of disabled and diverse students. Part III discusses coordination with the State Department of Education to address sexual violence in the curriculum and recommends that all public school personnel be trained about sexual assault through in-service training. Part IV reports on encouraging training and information-sharing among institutions and recommends training for campus judicial boards, regional consortia continuing to meet, and repetition of rape trauma workshops. Appended are the resolution calling for the report and a sample newsletter. (JB)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Campuses, College Role, College Students, Colleges, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Curriculum Development, Drug Abuse, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, Medical Services, Program Development, Program Implementation, Rape, School Security, Sexual Abuse, Statewide Planning, Universities, Violence
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
Note: For a related document, see HE 026 959.