ERIC Number: ED375737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Acquaintance Rape on Campus: A Model for Institutional Response.
This booklet explains the actions that college or university administrators should take to prevent or respond to incidents of acquaintance rape ("date rape") on campus. It outlines specific preventive measures, risk management procedures, and internal disciplinary procedures for acquaintance rape cases. Institutions should define acquaintance rape in the most direct terms and prohibit it in its conduct code. It should then convey the prohibition in ways carefully selected to reach and impress potential victims and potential rapists. The institution should also make plans to manage the way in which acquaintance rape cases are handled, making sure that appropriate training, protocols, and response team procedures are in place. Finally, colleges and universities should construct appropriate disciplinary procedures for dealing with a charge of acquaintance rape. Institutions must create a fully-detailed code of procedure, including a standard of proof, a rule of evidence, the grounds for appeal, and the sanctions to be imposed. Seven appendixes provide a list of resources, a sample victim's bill of rights, a sample protocol for victims of sexual assault, a sample job description for a coordinator of sexual assault, a sample services, victim assistance guidelines, a sample acquaintance rape policy statement, and a sample fraternity policy statement. (MDM)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, College Administration, Compliance (Legal), Crime Prevention, Discipline Policy, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Law Enforcement, Legal Problems, Prevention, Rape, Risk Management
National Association of College and University Attorneys, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 620, Washington, DC 20036 ($12.50 pre-paid orders only).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Coll. and Univ. Attorneys, Washington, DC.