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Chancellor’s Task Force on Sexual and Relationship Violence to Provide Regular Updates to Campus Community
As part of the Chancellor’s Task Force on Sexual and Relationship Violence’s commitment to keeping the campus community informed, it will provide regular updates about its ongoing work.
“The Chancellor’s Task Force on Sexual and Relationship Violence was established to help nurture a safe and respectful campus community for all,” says Falk College Dean Diane Lyden Murphy, who co-chairs the group with Robert Hradsky, senior associate vice president for the student experience and dean of students. “Meeting this goal requires open communication—to the greatest extent possible given any confidentiality concerns—of our work and of the progress we are making toward this goal.”
Earlier this week, the task force convened its regular monthly meeting, during which it discussed proposed federal changes to Title IX regulations and reviewed strategies for better educating and engaging with the campus community. Randi Bregman, executive director of Vera House and a member of the task force, also provided a preliminary report on the annual White Ribbon Campaign.
The task force members discussed the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX regulations. A sub-workgroup, including students, faculty and staff (along with the Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services and the Office of the University Counsel), was formed to further review the proposed regulations and their impact.
Following its Title IX discussion, the task force focused on new initiatives designed to enhance its communications efforts. This included a decision to run regular meeting updates in SU News and SU Today, to incorporate meeting highlights into the University’s monthly campus update email and to further enhance the task force’s website presence.
Before the conclusion of the meeting, Bregman provided details about the March 2019 White Ribbon Campaign. Bregman said that the campaign not only serves as a fundraiser but also as an important means of building awareness across campus and the larger community. The task force indicated it plans to publicize and support the campaign as it has in past years.
The task force’s next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 25.