On February 27th, WSU Pullman is inviting the community to participate in the kickoff event for the Culture of Respect, a campus-wide initiative. The Culture of Respect is a two-year commitment where a team of faculty, staff, students, and community partners from across Pullman will evaluate and enhance our efforts to prevent sex- and gender-based violence on our campus.
Everyone is welcome to come and get involved. Opportunities for you to participate and learn more include:
- Join our campus team (5 hours per month commitment)
- Request a Culture of Respect Overview for your department or RSO
- Attend the kickoff event on February 27th at 11:30am in Lighty 405
- Share this information with colleagues and friends
Since 2011, WSU has grown tremendously in the prevention of sex- and gender-based violence and the Culture of Respect will continue to build on this strong foundation. At this first meeting, we will be forming the campus team and providing more information about what the initiative involves.
Over the course of the spring term, the CORE Evaluation will be completed to assess our current work and working groups will be established to address the areas our campus can continue to grow in.
The areas we will focus on include:
- Survivor support
- Clear policies on misconduct, investigations, adjudications, and sanctions
- Multitiered education for the entire campus
- Public disclosure of statistics
- Schoolwide mobilization with student groups and leaders
- Ongoing self-assessment
We will be sharing our goals and progress throughout this process, which began in January 2019 when WSU Pullman joined the third cohort of NASPA’s Culture of Respect Collective. The third cohort includes WSU and 37 other higher education institutions in the United States and internationally.
The next meeting will be held March 22nd at 1pm in Lighty 405. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Tara Johnson, Health Promotion Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org