Safety Alert – Sexual Misconduct Settlements
What Your Campus Can Do to Prevent Sexual Misconduct
In what is thought to be the largest university sexual misconduct case settlement, Michigan State will pay $500 million to 332 victims of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse. Previously, Penn State University paid $100 million to at least 35 victims of Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse.
Brian Breslin, chairman of Michigan State’s governing board said “We recognize the need for change on our campus and in our community around sexual assault awareness and prevention.”
Michigan State has not only started to make changes to its Title IX policy, but has also added to the resources they provide for sexual abuse victims.
Members of the campus community were recently surveyed by a law firm for Michigan State and concluded that “there is room for significant improvement” in regards to how the university handles Title IX cases and educates the campus community about sexual assault.
What can your college or university do to help prevent sexual misconduct incidents? The SafeColleges Online Training System can help train your employees and students on important topics relating to sexual misconduct. Courses include:
- Boundary Invasion for Employees
- Bystander Intervention for Students
- Campus SaVE Act for Employees- Sexual Violence Awareness
- Campus SaVE Act for Students- Sexual Violence Awareness
- Intimate Partner Violence for Students
- Title IX & Gender Equity for Athletics (Employees)
- Title IX & Sexual Misconduct (Employees)
We also offer the Not Anymore sexual assault prevention training program for students.
Employees and students can train on any web-enabled device, when it’s most convenient for them. Course completions are tracked in real-time and compliance reports are delivered right to your inbox! You can assign our multi-media rich courses, or easily build your own custom courses and policies in our system, and assign them, too.