Next Step Action Items to Address Sexual Misconduct Results


Responsible Person/Unit



Update online mandatory training for staff and faculty regarding sexual misconduct, and protected class discrimination and harassment


Enhance recognition of problems, build skills for fulfilling the obligation to report, and increase practices that improve campus culture

August 1, 2016

Review and revise Discrimination and Harassment policy


Align with Sexual Misconduct Policy and OIEC Process and Procedures

July 1, 2016

Continue graduate student training for academic departments and integration into orientation/onboarding for Fall 2016

OIEC, NSFP, Colleges, Academic Departments

Build skills for recognizing concerning behaviors and intervening effectively inside and outside the classroom

Spring and Fall 2016 – ongoing

Continue working with academic departments to improve departmental culture

OIEC, ODECE, Undergraduate Education/Academic Affairs, Graduate School, UGGS

Increase capacity for preventing and addressing issues of sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment

Fall 2015 - ongoing

Update bystander training program for incoming students to address key areas of concern


Improve recognition of and intervention skills for high-risk situations and precursors of sexual misconduct

July 2016

Deliver bystander intervention training to all incoming students


Develop bystander skills for recognizing problems, overcoming barriers to helping, and effective strategies for intervening

Fall 2016

Offer bystander follow-up sessions for first year and returning students (undergrad and graduate) later in the academic year

NSFP, Colleges, OCHNR, Student Groups, CUSG, UGGS

Further develop bystander skills for recognizing problems, overcoming barriers to helping, and effectively intervening

Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Webinar for parents about sexual assault and ways to talk with their student about these issues

OIEC, OVA, NSFP, Dean of Students

Build capacity for those who support students and improve their ability to talk about sexual assault

Fall 2016

Provide education, outreach and messaging to students on how to appropriately respond when others disclose a traumatic event including sexual assault

OVA, HDS/RL, OIEC, Greek Life, Community Health

Build capacity for those who support students and improve their ability to talk about sexual assault

Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

Secondary analysis of Sexual Misconduct survey data


Cross-tabulations and correlational analyses

Fall 2016

Create new videos for bystander intervention skill building


Expand sexual misconduct content

Summer 2016

Create a new online makeup module on bystander intervention


Allow students who are unable to attend the in-person training makeup the session online

Completed in April 2016

Work with campus partners to create consistent messaging and educational framework for sexual misconduct and bystander intervention


Create consistency and repetition of messaging for effective communication about sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment

Spring 2016 - ongoing

Present preliminary Phase II results of the Sexual Misconduct Survey to all support and reporting agencies prior to public launch


Discuss reporting data and strategies for improving our processes and increasing reporting

May-June 2016

Distribute “Just Because” campaign addressing consent/sexual assault  

OIEC, SR, HDS/RL, OCHNR, Rooster, Hill Community

Increase recognition that sex without consent is sexual assault

August 2016

Develop and launch bystander intervention campaign through print and social media messaging and weekly 30-second video

OIEC, Strategic Relations, HDS/RL

Provide ongoing bystander skills for recognizing problematic situations

August 2016

Provide education to Buff Bus staff about campaigns and skills for addressing concerning behaviors

OIEC, Buff Bus staff, HDS/RL

Build skills for CU staff who have contact with students during weekend and evening hours

July-August 2016

Create messaging materials (bulletin boards, flyers, front desk, electronic boards) in all residence halls on how to create an effective buddy system (e.g. “Make it Home” campaign)


Teach students effective strategies for looking out for friends

August 2016

Train all new and returning Residence Life staff on key issues, trends, response, and reporting


Continue to build skills for student and professional staff working with first year students

July-August 2016

Provide relevant training to key departmental staff on sexual misconduct data trends, response, and reporting

OIEC, Student Affairs departments, Advisors, Academic Affairs

Continue to build skills for student and professional staff working with populations most at risk for sexual misconduct

Summer 2016 – ongoing

Continue to provide educational programming on sexual health, sexual decision making, and alcohol risk reduction in the residence halls

OIEC, Community Health, HDS/RL, NSFP

Skills development for first year students

August-November 2016

Ongoing education and mandatory training on sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment for students, staff and faculty


Skills for preventing and addressing problems, early recognition, responding to concerns, and reporting issues

Summer 2016 - ongoing

Enhance new member education for all Greek chapters (first and second year members)

OIEC, Greek Life, IFC

Bystander intervention booster and skill building for sorority and fraternity members

September-October 2016

Expand community building efforts for first year students

HDS/RL, CSI, OCHNR, Greek Life

Build strong connections and a sense of identity for students in their first year

August-December 2016