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National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at America’s Colleges, Universities and Service Academies


  • Healthy Relationships: Healthy relationships may be hard to facilitate and even harder to measure and promote. Speakers in this session will examine healthy relationships and their impact on preventing sexual assault and harassment.

  • Prevention: Past, present, and future prevention strategies that have been utilized to tackle sexual assault and harassment will be addressed in this session.
  • Innovative Approaches: Speakers will share their unique approaches to sexual assault and harassment, how thinking outside the box can be achieved, unique policies, procedures, and possibilities for transformative outcomes, and overcoming common pitfalls when innovating for social change.
  • Evaluation: This breakout session takes a closer look at the pluses and minuses of metrics an evaluations and promotes proven methodologies that facilitate a reduction in sexual assault and harassment and allied behaviors.

  • Climate/Culture Leadership: This breakout session examines the significance of leaders and the tone they set with regard to sexual assault and harassment, actionable research that enables quick wins for easy culture transformation, and sustaining positive culture that does not allow for sexual assault and harassment.

  • Gender Specific Considerations: Recent research suggests that there is merit to a gender specific approach in preventing sexual assault and harassment, from programs aimed at women's voices to programs aimed at targeting men as victims, this session will examine gender specific considerations.



  1. Share evidenced-based practices to reduce sexual assault and sexual harassment at colleges, universities, and service academies.

  2. Identify and discuss the positive and negative social and environmental factors and behaviors influencing the conditions‎ surrounding sexual assault and sexual harassment.

  3. Cultivate a network of senior leaders, experts, and dynamic thinkers who will continue to communicate towards the goal of reducing sexual assault and sexual harassment at colleges and universities.