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How Does Guilford Address Sexual Assault?

As submitted to the Board of Trustees by Cyndi BriggsEducational Programming

Fall 2002

ú“He Said, She Said” improvisational program during Chaos
úMaureen Blum, sexual assault advocate from family services,
early September
úCathy Hansen, SANE nurse, mid-November
úThree day Rape/Consent mini-conference, late November

Spring 2003

ú“Can I Kiss You?” Sexual assault prevention program, Feb. 10, in conjunction with Sexual Health Week
úSexual Assault Awareness Month– April
úSexual assault survivor’s support group, cosponsored by the
counseling center
úCampus wide review of the revised Sexual Assault Protocol
úCoordination of faculty/staff/student advocacy and education program
úEducational programming in the residence halls

Systemic Actions

úSexual Assault Response Team (SART) to evaluate and monitor Guilford’s current response system, and to revise the existing Sexual Misconduct Protocol
úAd Hoc Community Affairs Committee to bring faculty, staff, and students together
úChecklist for sexual assault victims to meet immediate and long-term needs
úAnonymous reporting form for victims who don’t wish to make report
úSexual assault training for student residential staff
úRevision of Student to Student Harassment Policy
úCollaboration with Conflict Resolution Resource Center
Connecting with the community (Director of Gender Issues and Retention)
úJoined the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
úAttended sexual assault advocacy/response trainings in Asheville and Winston-Salem
úCollaborated with other area colleges and universities to share ideas and information
úJoined the Greensboro Sexual Assault Response Team

Responding to Reports of Sexual Misconduct

úConduct effective and efficient investigations
úAssign appropriate and educational sanctions for perpetrators
úProvide advocacy, counseling and support for victims

Adjudication of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

úFollow processes outlined in the Guilford College Student Handbook for all student conduct matters. The student code of conduct, rights afforded accused students, and judicial processes are available online at

úGuilford College policies and procedures are in accord with the National Baseline Study on Campus Sexual Assault: Adjudicating Sexual Assault Cases conducted by the Inter-Association Task Force of the Association for Student Judicial Affairs (available online at and with the principles outlined in “The Administration of Campus Discipline: Student, Organizational and Community Issues” (1987) edited by Brent G. Patterson and William L. Kibler.

úThe North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) has provided mentoring during the revision of Guilford’s Sexual Misconduct Protocol. The revised version is in accordance with their recommendations, save the existence of an advocacy program which is being developed this semester in conjunction with the Director for Gender Issues and Retention, the Sexual Assault Task Force and Education (SAFE), and the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).

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