Sexual Assault Prevention Strategic Plan (SAPSP)

Strategy 1: Campus Education

  • Advance consistent multi-tiered prevention education strategies to end sexual misconduct
Strategic Initiatives: 
  • Introduce message about policy and resources at orientations of all students and employees
  • Green circle with white paw print on the inside. Green text to the right says "Green Dot"Provide mandatory education/trainings for all incoming students and employees, as well as advanced multi-tiered education in subsequent years
  • Build bystander/upstander intervention skills in freshmen and transfer students by integrating intervention programming into the first-year experience
  • Reinforce concepts through voluntary follow-up workshops and peer educator programs
  • Encourage faculty members to incorporate educational opportunities in classrooms
  • Infuse bystander/upstander intervention skills into curriculum and professional readiness programs for all students across all majors
  • Build healthy relationship skills in students by addressing healthy relationship behavior, consent and boundary setting, and how to help others
  • Empower student athletes through education and involvement to effect positive culture change within their teams and across campus
  • Empower students living in residence halls with opportunities to reinforce positive norms and build skills related to bystander/upstander intervention and healthy sexuality
  • Provide Greek organizations ally training that addresses sexual violence, bystander/upstander intervention, rape culture, and impacts of trauma
  • Ensure ownership and accountability through ongoing training and development opportunities for decision makers and others involved in the university response to sexual misconduct
  • Empower employees and supervisors to address issues of harassment and bullying in the workplace
  • Partner with the Center for Violence Prevention to support and provide leadership, education, training, and evaluation to school systems and communities on topics of bullying and gender violence prevention
  • Support and provide leadership, education, training, and evaluation to community organizations on topics of gender violence prevention

Strategy 2: Campus Communication and Awareness

  • Develop consistent and strategic message(s) to be used throughout all related activities to reinforce campus education efforts, to aid in building awareness, and to address the prevention of sexual misconduct at UNI
Strategic Initiatives: 
  • Compile an overview of all current initiatives to identify areas of need, potential for further collaboration, and possible overlap while using existing efforts for further enhancement and collaboration
  • Develop process for organizations wishing to introduce and/or lead strategies using campus resources to ensure that new initiatives align with strategic plan and are evaluated for effectivenessPurple and blue handprints creating the shape of a butterfly with the words "The art of C.H.A.N.G.E." on top.
  • Develop campaign to focus on promoting key messages, phrasing, and graphic identity to be incorporated throughout all strategic efforts
  • Build awareness by establishing a visible, sustained, and coordinated year-round communication strategy incorporating awareness activities, proactive messaging from leadership, and timely feedback/responses to incidents
  • Enhance availability of resources and on-demand information including web presence, providing quick access to campus prevention and awareness efforts
  • Use social media and campus technology to address norms related to sexual violence, gender, and sexuality, as well as to promote events and awareness activities
  • Track data and compile annual report to review results of all initiatives and make necessary adjustments, reviewing trends and progress over time

Strategy 3: Campus Climate

  • Perform regular assessment of campus climate relating to sexual misconduct in order to assess needs, track trends, and measure success of prevention efforts.
Strategic Initiatives: 
  • Conduct climate survey on biennial basis
  • Supplement quantitative data with qualitative data during off-years
  • Monitor data from online training program to measure changes and trends
  • Use data to continually update education, awareness, and prevention efforts
  • Disseminate climate data to campus through educational programs and effective communication strategies