Tulane joins sexual violence prevention group

Patrick Johnson, Contributing Writer

A photograph of a sign in Tulane University's Joseph Merrick Jones Hall, which houses the Title IX office.
In attempt to combat sexual misconduct, Tulane joined sexual violence prevention collective, NASPA. (Rohan Goswami)

Tulane University joined the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ Culture of Respect Collective, in an effort to combat sexual misconduct on campus. Throughout the two-year long program, Tulane will evaluate and strengthen its sexual misconduct prevention and response strategies. 

Tulane will establish a Campus Leadership Team across academic disciplines and utilize NASPA’s CORE Evaluation tool to assess survivor support services, sexual misconduct policies and procedures, multi-tiered education, schoolwide mobilization, public disclosure and ongoing self-assessment, according to the NASPA website.  

Two of last year’s cohorts, which were made up  of nearly 70 institutions,  improved their CORE Evaluation scores by an average of 17.5% by the end of the program. 

Tulane’s participation aims to build on the “All-In” initiative against sexual misconduct that launched in 2018. In 2017, Tulane conducted a campus-wide survey on sexual assault that showed 41% of undergraduate women reported experiencing sexual assault during their time at Tulane. The school is expected to release results of a similar 2022 survey this spring. 

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