Mission Statement: 
The University of Iowa Anti-violence Coalition (AVC) is a multidisciplinary team focused on ensuring a coordinated community response to prevention and intervention of sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.

    The OIE TIXGE takes pride in facilitating collaboration across campus and within the community. The Anti-violence Coalition meets monthly to discuss pertinent and timely issues pertaining to 1) policies and procedures, 2) education and training, and 3) system response. Updates and recommendations are routinely provided to the University President.

    Coalition subcommittees often work on specific priority areas. Recent subcommittees have focused on reviewing web resources for victims/survivors, developing policy recommendations for stalking, and creating tools to promote evidence-informed prevention education strategies.

    If you would like to be involved or have questions, contact Monique DiCarlo, the UI Director of Title IX, and gender equity.

    2021-22 Anti-Violence Coalition Members 

    • Marie Adams, University Counseling Services (UCS) 
    • Alicia Aguiar, Interpersonal Violence Prevention Assessment 
    • Alicia Ambler, English as a Second Language (ESL) 
    • Bailey Anderson, Student Disability Services (SDS) 
    • Kimmie Andresen, Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP)
    • Anne Bassett, Office of Strategic Communication 
    • Isabella Brauhn, Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP)
    • Hayley Bruce, Office of Strategic Communication
    • Katie Carl, Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) 
    • Christopher Cruz, Johnson County Attorney’s Office 
    • Mara Cheney, Student Engagement & Campus Programs 
    • Lyla Clerry, Compliance & Sport Performance 
    • Drew Corbett, Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) 
    • Lata D'Mello, Monsoon Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity 
    • Monique DiCarlo, Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) 
    • Delaney Dixon, Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) 
    • Rebecca Don, Student Wellness 
    • Katryn Duarte, Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) 
    • Steven Edwards, Diversity Resources (DR) 
    • Eiman Elmansori, Nisaa African Family Services 
    • Sara Feldmann, Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) 
    • Erin Fitzgerald, Student Life Communications (SLC) 
    • Kristie Fortmann-Doser, Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP)
    • Wangui Gathua, Nisaa African Family Services 
    • Kristal Gibson, Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)
    • Shalisa Gladney, Multicultural & International Student Support & Engagement (MISSE)
    • Carolyn Hartley, Public Policy Center (PPC) 
    • Eli Hotchkin, Threat Assessment Program (TAP) 
    • Vickie Houser, Student Disability Services (SDS) 
    • Cody Howell, Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC)
    • Leandra Jenkins, Residence Education 
    • Marissa Jeune, Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) 
    • Krista Kronstein, Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) 
    • Linda Kroon, Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) 
    • Elizabeth Lara, Graduate College, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Grad DEI) 
    • ShirDonna Lawrence, Fraternity & Sorority Life Programs (FSL) 
    • Mischeale Luze, Johnson County Attorney’s Office 
    • Janet Lyness, Johnson County Attorney’s Office
    • Brianna Marcelo, Diversity Resources (DR) 
    • Monica Marcelo, Threat Assessment Program (TAP) 
    • Jennifer McGinn, Realizing Educational and Career Hopes (UI-REACH) 
    • Emily Milke, Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) 
    • Taivna Mills, International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS)
    • Jennifer Modestou, Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) 
    • Katie M. Newcomb, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) 
    • Eric Nieland, Iowa City Police Department (ICPD) 
    • Nickie Binh Nguyen, Monsoon Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity 
    • Storm O'Brink, Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) 
    • Martha Pierce, Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC)
    • Alton Poole, Department of Public Safety (DPS) 
    • Sumaya Rabee, Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) 
    • Katie Rasmussen, Johnson County Sexual Assault Response Team (JCSART) 
    • Angie Reams, Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) 
    • Raigan Reilly, Student Wellness 
    • Adam Robinson, Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) 
    • Hannah Rochford, Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct (SACSM) 
    • Kevin Salge, Army ROTC 
    • Heidi Schmitt, University Counseling Services (UCS) 
    • Teri Schnelle, Projects and Partnerships 
    • Constance Schriver Cervantes, Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) 
    • Michael Shaw, Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) 
    • Christina Shutters, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
    • Loulwa Soweid, Monsoon Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity 
    • Tiffini Stevenson Earl, Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) 
    • Gregory Thompson, Residence Education 
    • Bronwyn Threlkeld-Wiegand, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
    • Elizabeth Tovar, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) 
    • Tanya Uden-Holman, Office of the Provost 
    • Tanya Villhauer, Student Wellness 
    • David Visin, Department of Public Safety (DPS) 
    • Melisa Wallace Rusk, Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) 
    • Steven Wehling, Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) 
    • Rebecca D. Wilson, Residence Education
    • Andrew Winkelmann, Student Athlete Academic Services 
    • Jenna Yang, Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct (SACSM) 
    • Rachel Zimmermann Smith, Johnson County Attorney’s Office 

    The University of Iowa Anti-Violence Coalition (AVC) is a multidisciplinary team focused on ensuring a coordinated community response to prevention and intervention of sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. The Campus Education Subcommittee (CES) was created in the spring of 2011 as a subcommittee of the Anti-Violence Coalition.

    Mission:
    The CES engages in multidisciplinary collaboration to advance comprehensive, evidence-informed prevention education strategies to end interpersonal violence in the campus community.

    For more information, please contact committee chairs Martha Pierce or Tanya Villhauer.


    Goals

    These goals will guide the CES for the next two years. A percentage of CES time will be focused on the identified goals and a percentage (not yet determined) will be directed to other projects as needed to align with UI Anti-violence Coalition priorities.

    Goal #1: Define a model for comprehensive prevention education strategy 

    • Convene working group to review/edit draft 
      • review literature and compliance obligations 
    • CES input 
    • AVC input 
    • Identify and involve other stakeholders (i.e. faculty and students) for input/buy in 
    • Working group to revise 
    • Submit to CES and AVC for approval

    Goal #2: Make recommendations for prevention education based on-campus data 

    • Gather results from campus readiness assessment, climate survey, education and training database, incident trends (demographics, location, subpopulations), National College Health Assessment data. 
    • Compare and identify gaps among campus-specific data, comprehensive model, and current activities 
    • Write a white paper to share findings and make recommendations

    Goal #3: Implement consistent assessment of outcomes resulting from education activities 

    • Determine program-specific outcomes for standardized programs/activities 
    • Define assessment methods 
    • Pilot assessment methods 
    • Interpret and report results among education providers to promote continuous improvement 

    Goal #4: Develop a website to connect the campus community to educational resources 

    • Select a preferred web location 
    • Identify the technical/design/financial resources for creating the site 
    • Devise plan/owner(s) for site maintenance 
    • Establish a menu of current programs and content 
    • Agree on what information about programs and content should be shared and for what purpose 
    • Create an online form for requesting a workshop or campaign materials 
    • Identify existing resources indicating best practices and other websites currently being implemented at other institutions 
    • Develop additional resources indicating best practices 
    • Post resources indicating best practices

    Members during 2021-22 include:

    • Alicia Aguiar, Interpersonal Violence Prevention Assessment 
    • Alicia R. Ambler, English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • Isabella Brauhn, Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) 
    • Connie Schriver Cervantes, Office Institutional Equity (OIE)
    • Mara Cheney, Student Engagement & Campus Programs 
    • Rebecca Don, Student Wellness 
    • Steven Edwards, Diversity Resources (DR) 
    • Shalisa Gladney, Multicultural & International Student Support & Engagement (MISSE) 
    • Cody Howell, Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) 
    • Leandra Jenkins, Residence Education 
    • Margaret Klemme, Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct (SACSM) 
    • Krista Kronstein, Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)
    • Linda Kroon, Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) 
    • Elizabeth Lara, Graduate College, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Grad DEI) 
    • Brianna Marcelo, Diversity Resources (DR) 
    • Jenny McGinn, Realizing Educational and Career Hopes (UI-REACH) 
    • Martha Pierce, Women’s Resource and Action Center (WRAC) 
    • Alton Poole, Department of Public Safety (DPS) 
    • Teri Schnelle, Projects and Partnerships 
    • Tanya Villhauer, Student Wellnes
    • Han Wiles, Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct (SACSM) 
    • Andy Winkelmann, Student-Athlete Academic Services 

    Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct (SACSM) Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct

    The Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct (SACSM) serves as a student voice to the UI Anti-violence Coalition. SACSM solicits input from a broad range of students to inform prevention, intervention and policy work; helping to monitor and improve progress on university plans and commitments in the domain of sexual misconduct. 

    Joining the Committee

    The Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct (SACSM) invites the entire student body to join in changing campus culture around sexual misconduct.  Everyone can support the SACSM’s mission to respect others, to value asking for consent, to promote awareness of what constitutes consent (yes means yes, and omission is not permission), and to recognize that victims of sexual misconduct are never to blame.

    Students who are interested in formally joining SACSM should apply as seats on the committee become available through the staggered member selection.  Each member’s term is expected to last two years, and at the expiration of each member’s term, SACSM will consider applications for a new member.  

    Meetings

    We meet twice a month as a committee to learn more about campus resources and discuss our agenda for improving campus culture around sexual misconduct. Each meeting includes training or education from a campus or community constituent about some specific aspect of sexual misconduct. Each meeting agenda builds off of our last meeting and includes topics proposed in advance and updates by subcommittees progressing on smaller projects.  This agenda prompts open discussion among the committee members, each of whom brings unique insight through his or her different connections at the University of Iowa and who volunteers to complete assignments to advance the committee’s projects.

    For more information, please contact the committee co-chairs, Taya Westfield and Olivia Westemeier.

    Members:

    2021-2022 SACSM Members
     

    Committee Co-Chairs: Jenna Yang and Margaret Klemme   

    Returning Members:

    Kelci Mueller 

    Hannah Rochford 

    Han Wiles  

    New Members:

    Eric Field 

    Grant Hurt 

    Amy Johnson 

    Kate Lindamann 

    Whitney Martinez 

    Samantha Villanueva 

     

    Liaison: Monique DiCarlo - Director, Title IX and gender equity

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    The University of Iowa Anti-Violence Coalition (AVC) is a multidisciplinary team focused on ensuring a coordinated community response to prevention and intervention of sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. The Research & Evaluation Subcommittee was created in the spring of 2019 as a subcommittee of the Anti-Violence Coalition.

    Mission: To engage in multidisciplinary collaboration to advance comprehensive, rigorous, assessment, evaluation, and research of the University of Iowa’s efforts to end interpersonal violence in the campus community.

    Charge:

    • To coordinate institutional data collection around interpersonal violence and/or workplace sexual harassment
    • To provide ongoing advice to the Title IX Coordinator and Anti-Violence Coalition on the access and use of interpersonal violence data where the University of Iowa is the authoritative data source.
    • To partner with other researchers and evaluation professionals (students, faculty, and staff) on campus around interpersonal violence research and evaluation for coordination and mutual partnership, but not for oversight.

    Goals: These goals will guide the subcommittee for the next two years.

    Goal #1: Conduct a campus-wide data mapping of all available data sources pertaining to interpersonal violence outcomes.

    • Examine existing administrative data, Clery reporting, prevention program outcome data, NCHA, diversity surveys, etc.) that could be used to assess interpersonal violence prevalence, prevention strategies, intervention programs, investigation and adjudication processes, and policies.
    • Prepare summary report that includes gaps in the available data needed to inform our prevention and intervention programs and policies.

    Goal #2: Create a database of faculty conducting research on interpersonal violence to encourage collaboration.

    • Identify faculty conducting interpersonal violence research.
    • Outline a system and process to keep this information up-to-date and available to AVC and subcommittee members.

    Goal #3: Develop a multi-year data collection plan for ongoing assessment of the campus climate, sexual misconduct rates, and impact of prevention and intervention programs.

    • Use the results of the data mapping, along with findings from the 2017 Speak Out Iowa Survey, and Anti-Violence Plan strategies, to recommend a four year data-collection plan.
    • Work with the Anti-Violence Coalition to assure that the data collection plan supports the strategies of the UI Anti-Violence Plan.

    Goal #4: Prioritize research and/or evaluation projects identified in the multi-year data collection plan and identify resources to implement these priorities.

    • Consult with the Anti-Violence Coalition to identify priorities.
    • Explore practicum or internship programs on campus to identify students who could assist with research and data projects.
    • Identify and collaborate with research faculty whose scholarship overlap with the subcommittee research priorities.
    • Secure a research budget to support ongoing projects.

    Committee Chairs: Carolyn Hartley and Teri Schnelle

    2019-2020 Members:

    • Alicia Aguiar
    • Shalisa Gladney
    • Carolyn Hartley
    • Martha Pierce
    • Kathryn Rittenhour
    • Teri Schnelle

    The Campus Climate Survey Subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Anti-Violence Coalition.

    Information about the Speak Out Survey can be found on the Speak Out Iowa site.

    Subcommittee co-chairs:

    • Carolyn Hartley, Associate Professor, School of Social Work
    • Teri Schnelle, Director of Projects and Partnerships, Office of the Vice President for Student Life

    Subcommittee members:

    • Christina Shutters, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Elizabeth Momany, Associate Research Scientist, Public Policy Center 
    • Anne Abbott, Program Director of the Graduate College
    • Brittany Greenbaum, Staff Therapist at University Counseling Services
    • Shalisa Gladney, Afro-American Cultural Center Coordinator
    • Martha Pierce, Assistant Director of Women's Resource and Action Center
    • Olivia Westemeier, Undergraduate CLAS Student

    The University of Iowa has a long history of supporting anti-violence work on campus and in the Iowa City area. Our successes have been driven by multidisciplinary collaboration and the continuous effort of a committed team.

    Efforts go back to the establishment of the Rape Victim Advocacy Center at the Women’s Center in 1971, as well as the grant Aid and Alternatives to Victims of Spouse Abuse received in 1979 for a shelter that would eventually become part of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP). These programs, now independent agencies in the Iowa City community, continue to play a major role in our coordinated campus response.

    The timeline below describes campus work to prevent sexual misconduct, dating violence, and stalking; provide support to survivors; and hold offenders accountable since the creation of the UI Anti-Violence Coalition. Much has been accomplished, but experience, a trauma-informed approach, and survivors continue to inform practice—and there is more work to be done, including the introduction of the UI’s new Anti-Violence Plan for sexual misconduct, dating violence, and stalking for Summer 2018 to Spring 2021.

    Anti-Violence Coalition History Timeline

    2006

    • Received first Campus Program Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
    • $199,668 to establish a Coordinated Campus Response Team (CCRT), implement mandatory education for incoming students, train judicial administrators, train law enforcement, and establish the Men's Anti-Violence Council
    • Created CCRT and UI Anti-violence Coalition

    2007

    • Implemented first sexual misconduct and dating/domestic violence training for judicial administrators
    • Collaboration by Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP), Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP), and Office of the Dean of Students
    • Received Iowa Regents Flagship Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
    • To work with the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and Iowa State University (ISU) to establish a student Forum Theatre Troupe, enhance men's programming, provide specialized training for advocates in higher education, and develop a Gender Violence Curriculum Institute at UNI
    • Provided online sexual misconduct prevention education for all incoming undergraduates

    2008

    • Created first sexual misconduct policy through the Iowa Regents Flagship Grant

    2009

    • Created Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator (OSMRC)
    • Implemented new mandatory online sexual misconduct prevention education program for incoming undergraduate students
    • President Mason required all faculty and staff appointed at 50% or greater to complete sexual harassment prevention training

    2010

    • Mandatory online sexual misconduct prevention education program required for incoming graduate/professional students
    • Received Iowa Regents Flagship Grant continuation funding
    • To engage in policy review and develop law enforcement online training
    • Campus Education Subcommittee (CES) formed to create education to ensure students understood affirmative consent standard

    2011

    • Received second Campus Program Grant from OVW
    • $300,000 to expand bystander intervention education, create the university’s stalking policy, and implement training to strengthen law enforcement and campus judicial investigations
    • Strengthened victim advocacy resources
    • Engaged in a contract with DVIP to offer on-campus advocacy
    • Bystander education included in On Iowa!
    • Orientation included a bystander workshop on dating violence
    • Collaborated with academic and professional departments to infuse the topic of gender-based violence and discrimination into courses
    • CES shifted to align and coordinate prevention education efforts between providers

    2012

    • Updated Johnson County Guidelines for Investigating Adult Sexual Assault
    • Included guidance and support for handling dual investigations (criminal and administrative)
    • Created and implemented campus judicial sexual assault investigator and adjudicator training

    2013

    • Published Campus Education Report
    • Created stalking policy language
    • Five policies modified to address stalking; National Stalking Resource Center provided guidance
    • Housing required all RAs & Pro Staff to receive bystander training
    • Established monthly Clery case review with the Department of Public Safety, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the Office of the General Counsel, UIHC Security Office, and the Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator

    2014

    • Received third Campus Program Grant from OVW
    • $300,000 to create the university’s dating/domestic policy, continue training to strengthen law enforcement and campus judicial investigations, develop a sanctioning intervention for non-expulsion cases, and continue on-campus advocacy services with DVIP
    • Prevention education enhanced
    • Additional training required for orientation guides and Iowa Edge peer leaders; every new fraternity chapter member required to complete Every Member, Every Chapter training; and funding committed to 2.5 FTE prevention specialists
    • UI Police Department received first department-wide training on sexual assault and stalking
    • 8-hour training for all officers; judicial/policy investigators, municipal departments, and county attorney also participated
    • RVAP implemented Raise the Bar bystander program for local bar staff
    • Established Sexual Assault Sanctioning Guidelines for student misconduct
    • RVAP created a campus advocate position
    • Created Title IX Team and established monthly meetings to review cases
    • Team included representation from the Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of the General Counsel, the Department of Public Safety, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program, and the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
    • Implemented monthly training opportunities for judicial administrators and AVC members
    • President Mason introduced Six Point Plan to Combat Sexual Assault and established Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct

    2015

    • UIPD received first department-wide training on dating/domestic violence
    • 8-hour training for all officers, including a lunch panel of Title IX investigators and community partners
    • Trained UI ITS security team member in phone and computer forensics to assist police and judicial investigations
    • Completed advanced digital forensics training from the SANS Institute
    • Created dating/domestic violence policy language
    • Five policies were modified to address dating/domestic violence; DVIP and RVAP participated in the policy writing process; Monsoon Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity provided guidance
    • The commitment made to continue including bystander education in On Iowa! for all first-year students
    • Administered first Speak Out Iowa campus climate survey for all degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate, and professional students
    • Established Certified Peer Educator Program to expand bystander education and healthy relationships

    2016

    2017

    • Administered second Speak Out Iowa campus climate survey for all degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate, and professional students

    2018

    • Released results of second Speak Out Iowa survey and UI Anti-Violence Plan for Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence, and Stalking (Summer 2018 – Spring 2021)

    Charge: recommend a survey and modify to reflect UI policies and programs, design study methodology and administer survey, develop and conduct data analysis, work with AVC to disseminate results, and evaluate survey administration and develop a sustainability plan.

    The Campus Climate Survey Subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Anti-Violence Coalition.

    The subcommittee was charged by the Office of the Vice President for Student Life to:

    • Recommend a survey and modify to reflect UI policies and programs
    • Design study methodology and administer survey
    • Develop and conduct data analysis
    • Work with AVC to disseminate results
    • Evaluate survey administration and develop a sustainability plan

    Survey details and results can be found on the Speak Out Iowa site.

    Subcommittee members:

    • Carolyn Hartley, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Chair
    • Teresa Treat, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
    • Anne Sadler, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, VA
    • Josh Abdo, Student, Member of President’s Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct
    • Carter Bell, Student, Member of President’s Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct

    The Campus Climate Survey Subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Anti-Violence Coalition.

    Information about the Speak Out Survey can be found on the Speak Out Iowa site.

    Subcommittee co-chairs:

    • Carolyn Hartley, Associate Professor, School of Social Work
    • Teri Schnelle, Director of Projects and Partnerships, Office of the Vice President for Student Life

    Subcommittee members:

    • Christina Shutters, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Elizabeth Momany, Associate Research Scientist, Public Policy Center 
    • Anne Abbott, Program Director of the Graduate College
    • Brittany Greenbaum, Staff Therapist at University Counseling Services
    • Shalisa Gladney, Afro-American Cultural Center Coordinator
    • Martha Pierce, Assistant Director of Women's Resource and Action Center
    • Olivia Westemeier, Undergraduate CLAS Student

    Committee charge: 
    To strengthen response readiness to dating/domestic violence reports through review of UI policies, procedures, and response protocols and provide recommendations to the President.

    Committee members:

    • Monique DiCarlo, Office of Institutional Equity(OIE) Director
    • Thomas Baker, Office of the Dean of Students
    • Josephine Bathke, University Employee and Labor Relations
    • Jennifer Carlson, Rape Victim Advocacy Program
    • Diane Finnerty, Office of the Provost
    • Kristie Fortmann-Doser, Domestic Violence Intervention Program
    • David Grady, Office of the Dean of Students
    • Karen Heimer, School of Sociology
    • Jennifer Modestou,  Office of Institutional Equity(OIE)
    • Carroll Reasoner, Office of the General Counsel
    • Scott Stevens, Iowa City Police Department
    • David Visin, Department of Public Safety
    • Rachel Zimmerman, Johnson County Attorney's Office

    Project background: 
    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. All public and private elementary and secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities receiving any federal financial assistance (hereinafter “schools”, “recipients”, or “recipient institutions”) must comply with Title IX. The Department of Education Office on Civil Rights recognizes dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking as forms of sex discrimination.

    The reauthorization of the VAWA 2013 amendments to the Clery Act require institutions to have disciplinary measures in place for dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

    Project history: 
    In October 2014, a review team was assembled to insure campus readiness to reports of dating and domestic violence.  The team reviewed dating and domestic violence training literature, state and federal dating and domestic violence statutes, and policy language from other universities and private sector institutions. A consultant from Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa met with the project team. The team chose to ensure dating and domestic violence were prohibited behavior within existing policies rather than recommend a new policy. Shared Governance leadership advised and was consulted on the project. Given the mandatory nature of the required changes and the determination that the changes did not alter the intent of the policy in significant ways, it was determined that votes of the full governance bodies would not be needed. 

    Impacted policies:

    • Sexual Misconduct Policy Involving Students (OM IV-2)
    • Code of Student Life
    • Sexual Harassment Policy (OM II-4)
    • Policy on Violence (OM II-10)
    • Anti-harassment Policy (OM II-14)

    Project status:
    Complete

    Policy recommendations: 
    The recommendations ensure that both dating violence and domestic violence are prohibited. All policies under review include or reference the draft language below, which is in compliance with the federal legislation. 

    Domestic/dating violence is coercive, abusive, and/or threatening behavior toward a current or former intimate or romantic partner. These behaviors may include physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, or injure the victim/survivor.  

    Additionally, the following non-substantive changes have been made within each policy:

    1. Sexual Misconduct Involving Students, Including Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment
      • The team recommends changing the name of this policy to “Sexual Misconduct, Dating/Domestic Violence, and Stalking Involving Students”.
      • Information about law enforcement’s mandatory arrest obligations in incidents involving dating and domestic violence has been added. (Section 2.2, and Section 2.6.e)
    2. Code of Student Life
      • The definition of dating/domestic violence will not be included in the Code of Student Life. The definition of stalking has been removed from the Code of Student Life.
      • The Sexual Misconduct, Dating/Domestic Violence, and Stalking Involving Students policy has been referenced in the Code of Student Life. (Rule 13)
    3. Sexual Harassment Policy
      • Language has been added giving the Senior Human Resources Representative the ability to appoint a designee approved by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity for facilitating informal resolutions of allegations of unwelcomed sexual behavior or sexual harassment by an employee. (Section 4.5.c.1.a)
      • As is already the case in possible incidents of sexual assault and stalking, if an Academic/Administrative Officer (A/AO) should become aware of a possible incident of dating or domestic violence involving a member of the campus community, the A/AO has an obligation to contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD) or the Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator (OSRMC) within two business days.
    4. Policy on Violence
      • Language has been added giving the Senior Human Resources Representative the ability to appoint a designee approved by University Human Resources for conducting formal investigations of complaints in which the respondent is a staff member. (Section 10.8.a.2.b)
      • Language clarifying the roles of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EOD) and the Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator (OSMRC) in responding to reports has been added. Allegations of violence based on a protected classification will be reported to EOD. Allegations of dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking of a romantic or sexual nature will be reported to OSMRC or EOD. (Section 10.7)
    5. Anti-Harassment Policy
      • Language has been added giving the Senior Human Resources Representative the ability to appoint a designee approved by University Human Resources and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity for conducting formal investigations of complaints in which the respondent is a staff member. (Section 14.4.a.3) 

    Charge:
    Review Callisto and recommend whether or not this resource should be implemented at the UI, including the committee's rationale for recommendation. The recommendation will be shared with AVC members and considered as part of the Anti-Violence Plan.

    Committee members:
    Kimberly DePalma, Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct
    Fatima Jayoma, Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa
    Jeremy Kinser, University Counseling Service
    Nathan Levin, Office of the General Counsel
    Emily Milke, Rape Victim Advocacy Program
    Lilian Sanchez, University of Iowa Student Government
    Pamela Terrill, Johnson County SART Coordinator
    Rachel Zuckerman, Chair, Office of the President

    Status:
    Review completed in August, 2017. The committee recommended that we not adopt Callisto. The committee made recommendations on alternative ways the university could message to students and on ways to improve the reporting functions on the OSMRC website. The website has been updated to reflect those recommendations; the suggestions related to messaging are under discussion. The committee's full report can be found here.

    Committee charge: To review the University guidelines to be used to determine 1) what sanctions should be handed down for students who are found responsible for the full range of sexual misconduct, not just for sexual assault; 2) what education/intervention programs should be mandated (sanctioned) for students who are found responsible for these different types of sexual misconduct; and 3) the recommendations of Committee B will only apply to students who are not expelled (as per the guidelines set forth by Committee A)

    Committee members:

    • Thomas Baker, Office of the Dean of Students
    • Monique DiCarlo, Director, Title IX and gender equity
    • Jeremy Kinser, University Counseling Services
    • Erika Lawrence, Department of Psychology, Committee Chair
    • Nathan Levin, Office of the General Counsel
    • Kira Pasquesi, President's Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Assault
    • Elizabeth Ripperger, Student Health and Wellness
    • Karen Siler, Rape Victim Advocacy Program
    • Elizabeth Tovar, Athletics
    • Rachel Zimmerman, Johnson County Attorneys Office