Sexual Assault, Dating and Domestic Violence and Stalking

Everyone has the right to be in relationships (family, friends, work, intimate partner) that are safe and respectful. We want the CSB/SJU communities to be:
-Communities with healthy, caring relationship and sexual attitudes and practices.
-Cultures that reflect civility, respect, and non-violence.
-Communities that conceptualize intimate activity as an individual choice, where yes or no is a respected response.
-Communities that understand intimate activity between people needs to be mutually consensual without the undue influence of alcohol or other drugs, pressure, force, threat, manipulation or intimidation.
-Communities that are ready, willing, and able to intervene in high risk situations.
-Communities that support victims and work to understand how sexual assault, dating & domestic violence, and stalking happen here.

Title IX

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

Essentially, Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding (the vast majority of schools). While Title IX is a very short statute, Supreme Court decisions and guidance from the U.S. Department of Education have given it a broad scope covering sexual harassment and sexual violence. Under Title IX, schools are legally required to respond and remedy hostile educational environments and failure to do so is a violation that means a school could risk losing its federal funding.

Clery Act

The Clery Act was named after Jeanne Clery, who was raped and murdered in her dorm room by a fellow student on April 5, 1986. Her parents championed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) in her memory. This Act is a federal law that requires colleges to report crimes that occur “on campus” and school safety policies. This information is available each year in an Annual Security Report (ASR), which can be found on your school’s website. The Clery Act also requires schools to send timely warnings to the school community when there are known risks to public safety on campus.

Individual Support Counseling

Support Groups