Title IX: Awareness and Education
Goodwin University recognizes that awareness and educational efforts are important tools in sexual misconduct prevention. The University engages in the following prevention initiatives:
- This and related policies are included in faculty, staff and student handbooks.
- Goodwin University, through its Student Affairs department and Counseling Services, along with the Title IX and Equity Coordinator, provides on-campus workshops which are designed to promote the awareness of sexual assault and other forcible and non-forcible sex offenses, including domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking
- Goodwin University participates in the Green Dot program of bystander intervention which trains key constituencies on how to address power-based personal violence across environments.
- The Title IX and Equity Coordinator speaks at each New Student Orientation about the sexual misconduct policy, examples of sexual misconduct, and how to file a complaint with the Title IX and Equity Coordinator. Further information is provided during "Welcome Week."
- Goodwin University has a strong relationship with Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence and a campus advocate comes to campus multiple times each year. The advocate sets up tables, hands out information, and makes herself available to students. She is also present during Welcome Week each semester and at Grad Expo.
- Goodwin University has a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) which includes members of the faculty, staff, and administration. The Sexual Assault Response Team is trained by the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence.
- Brochures and information on sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking are made available in key locations including Counseling Services and the Office of the Dean of Students.
- Emergency phones can be found throughout campus.