Goshen College has instituted programs to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. These educational programs may include but are not limited to:
- Presentations by the Title IX Deputy Coordinator about Title IX rights and protections, sexual harassment and assault, as well as the College’s Title IX policy, personnel, and procedures for reporting incidents of sexual harassment and violence at new student orientation (fall and spring semesters) to undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, whether conducted on campus or online.
- Annual communication (by presentation or writing) about GC policy and resources on prevention of sexual harassment and assault, including a information, collectively or in specific employee groups) about employee duty to report as Responsible Employees or in more specialized roles, such as Officials with Authority Campus Security Authorities training per Clery Act requirements.
- Conduct and assess annual mandatory online training through a certified vendor to be completed at the beginning of each academic year for all employees and students. Assignments will provide differentiated education for new, returning, graduate, and adult learners as appropriate to their learning program.
- Two- to four-hour trainings on bystander intervention by the Prevention Intervention Network open to all students, as well as required training for all student leaders. Trainings are available to other employee and student groups, including clubs, classes, and athletic teams.
- Campus-wide convocations and educational workshops (at least one per semester) about issues related to preventing and responding to sexual harassment and assault.
- Presentation to all new employees and annual review for all employees about GC policy and resources on sexual harassment and assault, and employee roles as Responsible Employees, Officials with Authority, and assist with Campus Security Authority training per Clery Act requirements.
- Department specific training about preventing sexual harassment as requested by specific departments, such as Theater, campus events, and off-campus courses.
- “Enacting Support” workshops, a drama-based training opportunity for employees to gain trauma-informed skills in responding to reports of sexual violence.
In addition to the procedure provided in this document, Goshen College will take steps to prevent sexual misconduct by:
- Integrating into Goshen College’s curriculum, staff training, and community programming initiatives designed to prevent sexual harassment, and to promote awareness and prevention of rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
- Conducting campus climate surveys to explore issues, events, and attitudes relating to gender equality and sexual misconduct at Goshen College and using the results to inform education, policy revisions, and communication;
- Conducting annual training of employees related to their role and responsibilities in this policy and the procedures involve conducting impartial, fair and timely supportive measures and resolution processes for reports of sexual harassment or assault. These trainings will be conducted by qualified professionals and organizations to ensure the content of the training complies with the federal and state regulations and supports the College’s mission.