A 2015 survey of twenty-seven elite colleges found that twenty-three percent of respondents reported personal experiences of sexual misconduct on their campuses. That figure has not changed since the 1980s, when people first began collecting data on sexual violence. What has changed is the level of attention that the American public is paying to these statistics. Reports of sexual abuse repeatedly make headlines, and universities are scrambling to address the crisis. Their current strategy, Donna Freitas argues, is wholly inadequate. Universities must take a radically different approach to educating their campus communities about sexual assault and consent. Consent education is often a one-time affair, devised by overburdened student affairs officers. Universities seem more focused on insulating themselves from lawsuits and scandals than on bringing about real change. What is needed, Freitas shows, is an effort by the entire university community to deal with the deeper questions about sex, ethics, values, and how we treat one another, including facing up to the perils of hookup culture-and to do so in the university's most important space: the classroom. We need to offer more than a section in the student handbook about sexual assault, and expand our education around consent far beyond "Yes Means Yes." We need to transform our campuses into places where consent is genuinely valued. Freitas advocates for teaching not just how to consent, but why it's important to care about consent and to treat one's sexual partners with dignity and respect. Consent on Campus is a call to action for university administrators, faculty, parents, and students themselves, urging them to create cultures of consent on their campuses, and offering a blueprint for how to do it.
A new sexual revolution is sweeping the country, and college students are on the front lines. Few places in America have felt the influence of #MeToo more intensely. Indeed, college campuses were in many ways the harbingers of #MeToo. Grigoriadis captures the nature of this cultural reckoning without shying away from its complexity. College women use fresh, smart methods to fight entrenched sexism and sexual assault even as they celebrate their own sexuality as never before. Many “woke” male students are more open to feminism than ever, while others perpetuate the cruelest misogyny. Coexisting uneasily, these students are nevertheless rewriting long-standing rules of sex and power from scratch. Eschewing any political agenda, Grigoriadis travels to schools large and small, embedding in their social whirl and talking candidly with dozens of students, as well as to administrators, parents, and researchers. Blurred Lines is a riveting, indispensable illumination of the most crucial social change on campus in a generation.
Several years before the revelations around sexual harassment and misconduct in Hollywood sparked the #metoo movement, colleges and universities across America were reeling from a series of assaults that challenged the way sexual consent had been taught. The articles collected here detail the evolution of the debate, from individual cases that captured national attention to the implementation of California's Affirmative Consent law. Beyond highlighting the legal and administrative responses to these cases, this book also features stories of the consequences students have faced in their daily lives as they navigate the debate.
A groundbreaking study that transforms how we see and address the most misunderstood problem on college campuses: widespread sexual assault. The fear of campus sexual assault has become an inextricable part of the college experience. And for far too many students, that fear is realized. Research has shown that by the time they graduate, as many as one in three women and almost one in six men will have been sexually assaulted. But why is sexual assault such a common feature of college life? And what can be done to prevent it? Sexual Citizens provides answers. Drawing on the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) at Columbia University, the most comprehensive study of sexual assault on a campus to date, Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan present an entirely new framework that emphasizes sexual assault’s social roots, transcending current debates about consent, predators in a “hunting ground,” and the dangers of hooking up. Sexual Citizens is based on years of research interviewing and observing college life—with students of different races, genders, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Hirsch and Khan’s landmark study reveals the social ecosystem that makes sexual assault so predictable, explaining how physical spaces, alcohol, peer groups, and cultural norms influence young people’s experiences and interpretations of both sex and sexual assault. Through the powerful concepts of “sexual projects,” “sexual citizenship,” and “sexual geographies,” the authors offer a new and widely-accessible language for understanding the forces that shape young people’s sexual relationships. Empathetic, insightful, and far-ranging, Sexual Citizens transforms our understanding of sexual assault and offers a roadmap for how to address it.
In this "compelling and disturbing" true story, a young woman's toxic mentor develops a dark, stalking obsession that disrupts her career -- and her peace of mind. (Rebecca Traister,New York Times bestselling author of Good and Mad) Donna Freitas has lived two lives. In one life, she is a well-published author and respected scholar who has traveled around the country speaking about Title IX, consent, religion, and sex on college campuses. In the other, she is a victim, a woman who suffered and suffers still because she was stalked by her graduate professor for more than two years. As a doctoral candidate, Freitas loved asking big questions, challenging established theories and sinking her teeth into sacred texts. She felt at home in the library, and safe in the book-lined offices of scholars whom she admired. But during her first year, one particular scholar became obsessed with Freitas' academic enthusiasm. He filled her student mailbox with letters and articles. He lurked on the sidewalk outside her apartment. He called daily and left nagging voicemails. He befriended her mother, and made himself comfortable in her family's home. He wouldn't go away. While his attraction was not overtly sexual, it was undeniably inappropriate, and most importantly--unwanted. In Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention, Donna Freitas delivers a forensic examination of the years she spent stalked by her professor, and uses her nightmarish experience to examine the ways in which we stigmatize, debate, and attempt to understand consent today.
Amid the ongoing national conversation regarding campus sexual assault, this book thoughtfully explores existing programmatic interventions while wrestling with fundamental questions regarding the cultural shifts in our nation’s higher education institutions. Stressing the critical importance of student inclusion in policy decisions and procedures, scholars and experts provide complex and nuanced analyses of institutional practices, while exploring themes of race, sexuality, and sexual freedom. This volume addresses many of the unanswered questions in the present dialogue on campus sexual violence, including: What’s working and not working? How can outcomes be assessed or measured? What resources are needed to ensure success? This volume provides a truly fresh contribution for higher education and student affairs practitioners seeking to alter, design, or implement effective sexual assault prevention resources at their universities and colleges.
"A comprehensive, well-written, interesting, and informative guide to technology and Internet use on campus. Everyone--from administrators who oversee and manage computer networks, to faculty interested in distance learning, to student affairs officials trying to understand alleged infractions by students, to college attorneys seeking to understand the law--will find this book enormously helpful. Well chosen vignettes and examples, along with a list of recommendations and guidelines, help make this complicated arena of university life and law accessible to administrators, faculty, and attorneys working in it."--Barbara Lee, dean, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University "An easy-to-use and cost-effective resource designed to educate faculty and administrators about the legal issues surrounding the use of information resources and the Internet on campus. As the chief information officer of a large public research university, I have encountered many of the situations described in this useful guide. It is full of recommendations and references. Highly recommended."--Jack McCredie, associate vice chancellor, Information Systems & Technology, and chief information officer, University of California, Berkeley "Anyone looking for a complete overview of the legal and ethical challenges of computer and Internet use on campus will be impressed and amazed by the breadth and depth of this book. It offers an in-depth consideration of legal issues and includes practical, accurate advice for educators and policymakers."--Rodney J. Petersen, director of policy and planning and Project NEThics(sm), University of Maryland "At a time when distance learning is being embraced by many institutions, Dr. Hawke provides a comprehensive yet concise overview of the legal issues surrounding Internet and computer use and includes valuable suggestions for university administrators who deal with those issues."--Dale L. Cook, Summit Professor for Learning Techn
For the past century, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has developed standards for sound academic practice while working for the acceptance of these standards by the higher education community. The Association has long been viewed as the authoritative voice of the academic profession in this regard. The AAUP'sÂ Policy Documents and ReportsÂ (widely known as theÂ RedbookÂ because of the color of its cover) presents in convenient format a wide range of policies, in some instances formulated in cooperation with other educational organizations. The current edition, the eleventh, includes basic statements on academic freedom, tenure, and due process; academic governance; professional ethics; research and teaching; online and distance education; intellectual property; discrimination; collective bargaining; accreditation; and students' rights and freedoms. The new edition has been thoroughly updated and reorganized thematically. Brief historical introductions have been added to each section, along with an introductory essay on incorporating AAUP principles into faculty handbooks. Among the eighteen new reports included in this edition are statements on academic freedom and outside speakers, campus sexual assault, the inclusion of faculty on contingent appointments in academic governance, and salary-setting practices that unfairly disadvantage women faculty.
A group of men rape an intoxicated fifteen year old girl to "make a woman of her." An immigrant woman is raped after accepting a ride from a stranger. A young mother is accosted after a neighbor escorts her home. In another case, a college frat party is the scene of the crime. Although these incidents appear similar to accounts one can read in the newspapers almost any day in the United States, only the last one occurred in this century. Each, however, involved a woman or girl compelled to have sex against her will. Sex without Consent explores the experience, prosecution, and meaning of rape in American history from the time of the early contact between Europeans and Native Americans to the present. By exploring what rape meant in particular times and places in American history, from interracial encounters due to colonization and slavery to rape on contemporary college campuses, the contributors add to our understanding of crime and punishment, as well as to gender relations, gender roles, and sexual politics.
Clunking Heads on Campus: Tales of a Resident Advisor is a fun and thought- provoking account of the thought processes of an international student from a non- liberal background who becomes RA to thirty-six freshmen in a very liberal college setting. She shares snippets of her experiences as an RA and the not-so-mundane shocks of coed living. Her story is for internationals worldwide who are curious about life on US campuses, and for local Americans who are about to embark on their journeys to college. She shares tips, tricks, and ideas of being a freshman dorm RA, which can be applied in a variety of settings. Most importantly, she sheds light on the ways in which her faith allowed her to flourish in spite of mainstream hindrances. After growing up all over the world, Nana B. Brun came to the United States at eighteen to study mathematics and physics. She became an RA during her senior year in college, when she was twenty-one years old.
High school and college are life-changing events for young people. Freedom, educational opportunities and new relationships await. However, very few students are entering the educational arena with the training they need to protect themselves from sexual violence and sexual predators. Studies consistently show that female students are sexually assaulted at significant rates, and what is often less reported, male students are also victims of sexual assault, and men are at risk of being falsely accused of sexual assault. Sobering Consent: Sexual Assault, Rape and False Claims-4 Lessons Every Student, Parent and Educator Must Learn provides readers with a simple explanation of the law, and offers important strategies to prevent student sexual violence. Part One-Consent-tells four short stories that are inspired by real criminal cases. After reading this section, students will clearly understand what sexual consent means, how to be sure that sex is consensual, and how alcohol affects consent and sexual assault claims. Part Two-On-Campus Sexual Assault-explains the legal framework that schools must follow to educate their students about sexual assault, adjudicate claims and provide students with resources and support. Inspired by real criminal cases, Part Two of the book tells the story of three "he said/she said" cases to explain the tension between victims' rights and due process rights. This section provides readers with critical information to successfully navigate this tumultuous issue. Part Three-Law Enforcement-explains rape myths and rape biases, and their effects on law enforcement. Understanding law enforcement is necessary for students, parents and most importantly educators. Part Four -Solutions-offers illuminating ways that students can mitigate their risk of sexual assault and false claims by creating mental models to protect themselves from danger. Mental models prepare students to make split-second decisions under stress. This section also offers solutions that institutions and institutional leaders can implement. The author earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley, a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, and is licensed to practice law in multiple states.
For many students, coeducational college campus life is marred by traumatic experiences of sexual assault. While there are many social determinants of rape and attempted rape, this work examines the pivotal role of male peer support in legitimizing the sexual assault of women. The authors use extensive prior studies together with their own investigations, including a national representative study and local campus victimization surveys carried out in the United States and Canada.
"...both the perspective and the scope of this volume are well conceived and executed. This book provides an important platform for developing expertise in a fascinating and growing field. It is required reading from my students...Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology "The book will provide an excellent reference for health care providers in the area of concussion management and the increased emphasis on the incorporation of neurocognitive testing and the role of neuropsychologists. This is information that needs to out in the Sports Medicine arena as to how to incorporate neuropsychologists in the Sports Medicine team." --Steven L. Cole, ATC Associate Athletic Director, Internal Operations College of William and Mary "Dr. Webbe has used his vast knowledge and experience in the field of sports neuropsychology to create a superb road map, which provides important information and direction for the study of sports concussion. This handbook reflects his skill in attracting some of the world's leaders in sports neuropsychology as chapter authors, and his ability to organize and integrate their unique funds of knowledge." --Jeffrey T. Barth, PhD University of Virginia School of Medicine An estimated 300,000 sport-related concussions occur every year in the United States, many of which lead to short- or long-term impairment or even sudden death. Frank Webbe, one of the foremost leaders in the field, has compiled the most up-to-date, comprehensive volume on sport neuropsychology currently available. It presents, through the contributions of leading practitioners in the field, an exhaustive study of sport-related concussions and the multitude of management and treatment issues that arise from them. The handbook is structured within a conceptual framework, which includes an overview of the field, ethical considerations, risk factors and mechanisms, diagnosis and assessment, and counseling and rehabilitation principles. It integrates research findings from a wide variety of professional and amateur sports, including football, hockey, boxing, wrestling, and others. The book also addresses collateral effects of mild and traumatic head injury such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and depression. Synthesizing all the diverse facets of the burgeoning field of sport neuropsychology, this clear and concise volume will serve as a springboard for research yet to be realized. Key features: Integrates knowledge from sports and exercise science with neuropsychology Includes the latest research on the role of neuroimaging and electrophysical approaches to understanding concussion Clarifies the professional training and ethical behavior of a sport neuropsychologist Highlights the emotional components of concussion Discusses the acute and chronic effects of repeated head trauma
Chronicles the key events, movements, and personalities that shaped the twentieth century while profiling the many women who played a role in changing the course of history on a variety of social, cultural, and political levels. 25,000 first printing.
Demonstrates how colleges routinely deny students fair hearings in sexual assault cases and define sexual assault in an unconstitutionally broad manner.