ONE2GETHER Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan for Lourdes University
OVW Campus Program Report
April 9, 2019
PURPOSE OF THE OVW CAMPUS PROGRAM
The ultimate objective of the Campus Program is to help colleges and universities create effective, comprehensive responses to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. A comprehensive approach includes both prevention and intervention and requires a multi-faceted, coordinated effort that engages key stakeholders from the surrounding community and throughout the campus, including students, faculty, staff, and administrators. To meet this objective, the Campus Program has identified three overarching program goals that include several core elements: Goal 1: Broad campus and community engagement; Goal 2: The reduction of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; Goal 3: Effective intervention. The three overarching goals will be carried out through efforts in five areas: (1) A coordinated community response team (CCRT); (2) Comprehensive Prevention; (3) Student conduct; (4) Law enforcement; (5) Victim services. All grant activities should support and promote Clery and Title IX compliance, robust efforts to engage men, and cultural competence.
A coordinated community response approach ensures a timely, culturally relevant and respectful response to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking committed on or off campus. Implementing such an approach requires establishing a (CCRT). This team coordinates all prevention and intervention efforts; facilitates communication between key campus departments and community partners; ensures messages across efforts are consistent and reinforced; and ensures the system’s response to victims is seamless, consistent, and supportive.
PART 1: COORDINATED COMMUNITY RESONSE TEAM (CCRT)
CCRT Mission Statement
Lourdes University and its community partners seek to eradicate gender based violence on our campus and to serve all persons impacted by such violence with a trauma informed approach. We will focus on the crimes of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.
By the end of year 2 Lourdes will have an established CCR Team that is culturally diverse, representative of all genders and representative of our campus population as much as possible whose purpose is to hold each of the subcommittees to the task of reaching the goals of this plan.
By the end of year two the Lourdes University CCR Team will have conducted a campus climate survey to get feedback on services provided on campus for gender based violence, trainings about prevention and awareness of topics on sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking, cultural awareness and response to a diverse population and other issues surrounding gender based violence. The team will choose the best climate survey for our campus and will adjust our goals based on the results we receive.
Increased efforts to target marginalized populations on our campus: LGBTQ+, and people of color, and those with disabilities.
Reviewed and update our referral process and reporting protocols to reflect state law and federal requirements, including VAWA and the Clery act and to ensure language is student friendly. Also include in the policy information regarding a mandate for referring or calling an advocate when a victim reports sexual assault, dating/domestic violence or stalking.
Cross train all service providers on referral processes of each provider and streamline process to make it easier for students.
Provided training to faculty, staff, students, CCR Team, and law enforcement regarding trauma informed care, cultural responsiveness as well as a basic understanding of sexually based violence including warning signs of unhealthy relationships, DV, stalking and sexual assault. Training will also include checklists to follow when a victim reports as well as the method of evaluation of the services provided.
PART 2: COMPREHENIVE PREVENTION
By the end of year 2, Lourdes University will implement Alpha Point, an online awareness/prevention tool, to train all incoming students about sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking that incorporates information, awareness, and resources including the students’ code of conduct.
Develop mechanism to fully account for participation and learning in surveys, programs, and awareness events with a special focus on reaching any currently underserved population on campus including minorities, members of LGBTQ+, veterans and any other underserved population discovered in focus groups.
Present ongoing training consisting of two prevention programs each semester, with the content of one in each semester to be determined by needs analysis resulting from survey data. Trainings in year two will be based on previous survey results. Trainings in year 3 will be based on the survey given in Spring of 2020. This goal is focused on survey given in 2020 and our actions resulting from those results.
Lourdes University will receive training in Green Dot Bystander program and roll out to campus in the Fall of year 2 to meet Clery prevention requirements.
Lourdes University will implement Informed U, a peer led bystander intervention program to be used along with Green Dot. The focus group will be students in athletics as well as first year students and identified underserved populations on campus.
PART 3: STUDENT CONDUCT
By the end of year 2, Lourdes University will review and revise policies and procedures for addressing situations of gender-based violence including rape, dating/domestic violence and stalking that are best practice aligned and in accordance with state law and regulations. The policies will be culturally specific and use student friendly language
By the end of year two our campus will increase awareness all members of the Lourdes University community of protocols of responding to campus sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.
Lourdes University will provide training for responsible employees and CSAs on their responsibilities and how to respond with a trauma informed response to disclosures. The training will be to teach all “responsible employees” how to respond with a trauma informed approach to disclosures of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking according to our new protocols. Training will include updates on policy changes on campus as well as flow charts to direct employees down the right path to resources and help for victims of these crimes.
PART 4: LAW ENFORCEMENT
By the end of year 2, our campus will provide ongoing training for both campus security and Sylvania Police department on the following topics: responding to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking with a trauma informed approach, Clery, and Safe Zone in cultural diversity including but not limited to state and federal laws. Training will be held throughout the year and will be recorded for those not able to attend.
Sylvania Liaison Sgt. Pack or Chief Schnoor will participate in the Lourdes University VIP Team (CCR Team) and become integrated into campus community and involved in campus events and groups as able.
By the end of year two written protocols will be written concerning sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking on campus and both on campus security and the Sylvania Police Department will receive training on those protocols.
PART 5: VICTIM SERVICES
Increase awareness of 24/7 confidential services available from the YWCA of Northwest Ohio Domestic Violence Shelter House and Rape Crisis Center, as well as create a way to get hold of the Sophia Center after hours without having to go through campus security or campus life so that we have two confidential resources available 24/7 to students.
Continue to work with confidential victim service providers and develop a plan to best utilize their services for victims. This will include updating the referral process and disseminating that information as well as making the information accessible to students in a variety of formats such as on line, flyers, referrals, etc.
For more information on the Lourdes University ONE2GETHER: Gray Wolves United Campus Violence Prevention Program, contact Charlotte Powell at email@example.com or 419-517-8983