The Rocky Mountain Campus Safety Summit is a regional and affordable two-day conference for college and university administrators, faculty, staff, and students interested in improving their campus efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking. The second annual Summit is scheduled for June 7 – 8, 2017 on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado Springs. The Rocky Mountain Campus Safety Summit will host national experts, and encourage the sharing of best practices among participants.
The Summit is designed for key college personnel from the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Wyoming. Those invited include: Title IX officers, college/university legal representatives, public safety officers, residential life and student affairs personnel, athletic directors, women’s center staff, student leaders, health and counseling professionals, and other campus and community representatives interested in campus safety.
Thanks to corporate and foundation sponsors and partnerships, we are able to keep Rocky Mountain Campus Safety Summit registration fees extremely affordable. Our rationale is to encourage campuses to send multi-disciplinary teams to attend, increasing the impact of the Summit on every campus represented. We are committed to hosting a wide range of regional campus safety representatives at every Summit, while maintaining the highest quality conference of its kind.
Proposed Summit Topics
- Title IX Obligations and Requirements
- Victims Support Services
- Residential Life Training
- Prevention Programming Strategies
- First Year Programming Options
- Consent Education
- Climate Surveys
- Bystander Education Programming
- Engaging College Men in Prevention
- Trauma-informed Care and Services
- Curriculum Infusion
- Coordinated Campus Response
- Partnerships with Off Campus Advocates
- Clarifying The Clery Act
Campus leaders will be encouraged to develop a team of key campus stakeholders to create a comprehensive and integrated approach to preventing and responding to gender-based violence at their institutions. Furthermore, promoting a focused and coherent system of support that encourages respectful, non-violent relationships will also be addressed. The summit’s ultimate goal is to transform area colleges and universities to:
- Prevent abusive behaviors by engaging faculty, staff and students in promoting healthy relationships;
- Ensure that the institution is prepared to respond promptly and effectively to incidents and reports of violence when they do occur; and
- Ultimately to change campus norms so that campus members hold themselves and each other to respectful and non-violent standards of interpersonal behavior.
This document was developed by Futures Without Violence and the Avon Foundation for Women.
The Rocky Mountain Campus Safety Summit is based on the successful model of the Heartland Campus Safety Summit, which Jana’s Campaign has hosted annually since 2013, originally in Kansas City and now in Overland Park, Kansas. The Summit model has also been expanded to the Midwest Campus Safety Summit, held in Muncie, Indiana. Together, both of the summits have attracted hundreds of participants from dozens of states across the United States.
About Jana’s Campaign
Jana’s Campaign is a national education and prevention organization with offices in Kansas and Colorado. Our mission is to provide quality educational programming that prevents gender and relationship violence. Working through secondary schools, colleges and universities and community-based organizations and agencies, Jana’s Campaign delivers specialized prevention strategies and curricula that is designed to prevent violence, build healthy relationships and create new social norms. To learn more about Jana’s Campaign, please visit janascampaign.org.
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