January 20, 2016
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Learn more about the It's On Us campaign.
Sexual Assault on College Campuses in Popular Culture
 
In the recent past, the issue of sexual assault on college campuses has not only begun to come out of the shadows and be addressed by campus public safety officials and administrators, it has been increasingly highlighted on the main stage of popular culture. Sexual assault on campus has become part of a social conversation focusing on the issue and what can be done about it.
 
Popular music artists with global audiences and passionate fan bases, have taken up the issue. One example is a song written by Lady Gaga and Diane Warren, Til It Happens To You, which expresses, through lyric and video, the traumatic experiences of sexual assault survivors. The video has been viewed more than 24 million times on YouTube and recently received a 2016 Oscar nomination for best original song from the documentary film,  The Hunting Ground. The Hunting Ground, produced by CNN Films, describes itself as an "exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate." Since the release of the film, "it has been screened at the White House and hundreds of college campuses across the country."
 
Warren and Lady Gaga also received a 2016 Grammy Awards nomination for best song written for visual media. In 2015, President Obama addressed the public during the Grammy Awards, calling on the artists celebrated at the event to ask their fans to join the It's On Us campaign.
 
It's On Us, an awareness campaign to help put an end to sexual assault on college campuses and has embarked on a major media campaign utilizing celebrities and other public figures. Through public service announcements and short messages from individual celebrities, there is an ongoing call to join the campaign and take the pledge.   
 
The campaign has partnered with celebrities and popular youth organizations recognizable to reach a larger audience, including CollegeHumor. CollegeHumor is a popular comedy website that creates original humor-focused content and produced a short video titled, What If Bears Killed One In Five People? The video, which has over 1.5 million views on YouTube, parodies the realities of sexual assault on campus to the threat of a hungry bear in your house and refers to the report from the Administrator Research Campus Climate Collaborative (ARC3).  This report shows that 1 in 5 females are sexually assaulted as a college student.

More so than ever, the rate of incidents being reported are increasing - which is a positive step. Recognizing this increase, the NCCPS provides resources and training to support those  professionals responsible for the health and safety of our nation's college students. 
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Opportunity to Host the NCCPS Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault and Adjudication Educational Program

The National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) is excited to offer our first Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Educational Program to be hosted at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in Tampa, FL on January 23-26 th , 2016. More information on this course can be found here
 
We are currently accepting applications from colleges and universities to host this groundbreaking program. We are seeking applications from all regions of the United States and from all sizes and types of institutions of higher education.  As we expect a large volume of applicants, please submit this editable PDF form by March 1, 2016 to be considered.
 
The benefits to an institution to hosting the Program are numerous. As a host institution you will receive:
 
  • Six reserved seats to our four-day program, three of which will be fully covered by the NCCPS (a value of $5,085)
  • Promotion of your institution through multiple communication channels from the NCCPS including flyers, social media, email marketing, and website
  • Promotion of your institution through partner organizations
  • Recognition of your institution as a leader in the effort to train campus officials in the curriculum of trauma-informed sexual assault investigation and adjudication, an initiative supported directly from the White House.
All applications must be submitted to the NCCPS by March 1 st , 2016 at events@nccpsafety.org .
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Emergency Management Institute Announces EM Workshop 2016 Dates
 
FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI) has announced 2016 dates for its E0390 course,  Integrating Emergency Management Education into Your Institution . This course is an interactive workshop specifically designed for minority and minority-serving institutions of higher education who are interested in " establishing or enhancing Emergency Management (EM) courses or programs in their institutions." The workshop was developed to address issues and challenges that are unique to Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The overall goal is to create a more diverse population of emergency management professionals that represent and reflect the communities they live in and serve. This will be achieved by providing information on emergency management as well as the benefits to incorporating emergency management courses and resources into your institution.
 
The workshop is two-days in length and will be held at the Emergency Management Institute, National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. To date, three sessions have been planned:
  • February 22-23, 2016 for HSIs - registration full
  • March 21-22, 2016 for TCUs - registration closes February 8th
  • April 11-12, 2016 for HBCUs - registration closes February 29th
Enrollment is limited to 20 participants for each session and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Transportation expenses for attendees will be reimbursed through EMI's student stipend program. For more information on stipends, applications to EMI courses, and continuing education units, please visit the Emergency Management Institute website or download the course PDF .
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Professional Development Opportunities

Title:  Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault: Who Needs Force When You Have Alcohol? PART I
Hosted by:  AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women
Date:  January 29, 2016 at 1:00pm ET
Location:  Online
Fee:  Free

Title:  From Foundations to the Future: A Prevention Approach to Sexual and Domestic Violence
Hosted by:  PreventConnect
Date: February 3, 2016 at 2:00pm ET
Location: Online
Fee: Free

Title:  Managing Critical Incidents for Higher Education Institutions: A Multi-Disciplinary Community Approach (MGT-361)
Hosted by:  Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
Date: February 23-25, 2016
Location: Hampton, VA
Fee: Free
This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-MU-BX-K011 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.
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