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News at IX - September 2016

Open House Tomorrow

Drop by our Open House, tomorrow Thursday, Sept. 29th between 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Office of Title IX Programs and Compliance to meet new staff members Katie Stiffler, Prevention and Education Coordinator and Tremayne Robertson, Deputy Title IX Coordinator. The Open House will also be a chance for the HWS community to learn more about the work of the Title IX Office and our plans for the upcoming year. You can find our office at the Seneca Room Annex, 603 S. Main Street -- follow the balloons to our entrance at lake level.

Join Us at the Sexual Misconduct Policy Forum

Do you have questions or want to learn more about the Sexual Misconduct Policy? Two opportunities to discuss the recent changes are coming soon: Sexual Misconduct Policy Forum Thursday, September 29th from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Seneca Room, located at 603 S. Main Street. The second Sexual Misconduct Policy Forum will be held on Monday, October 3rd from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. in the Maney Room of Coxe Hall.

A link to the policy is provided here. The Policy addresses the prevention, reporting and resolution of all forms of sexual misconduct, and the procedures outlined in the Policy ensure the prompt and equitable processing of complaints reported to the Colleges. The Policy is designed to balance important principles of complainant autonomy and agency, due process rights and considerations for all parties, and the Colleges' responsibility to maintain a safe, non-discriminatory environment free from sexual misconduct.

Introducing HWS STEP: Student Team for Education & Prevention

STEP provides all HWS students the opportunity to be directly involved with the development, implementation, and evaluation of sexual and relationship violence prevention and education programming. If you are a student interested in joining please contact Katie Stiffler at stiffler@hws.edu or 315.781.3922.

The Red Flag Campaign

This October the Red Flag Campaign is making its debut on the HWS campus. The Red Flag Campaign is a national public awareness project that addresses dating violence on U.S. college campuses. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming Red Flag Campaign events! To find out more visit theredflagcampaign.org


Speaker Linda Dynel - October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

On Tuesday, October 25th at 7 p.m. in the Geneva Room Linda Dynel, author of Leaving Dorian, will be speaking about her experience as a survivor of domestic violence. For more information about Linda Dynel and her memoir, visit https://lindadynel.com/.

Three Miles Lost

Join the One Love Team

A message from Amy Feda, Founder of the HWS One Love Chapter: The One Love Foundation's mission is to foster healthy relationships by teaching participants the signs of abuse. Abuse has many forms, and it is our goal to help others identify the red flags in a relationship by defining the 'gray area' between typical and abusive actions. By participating in the award-winning Escalation Workshop, you too can become an ally and join the movement to put an end to abusive relationships. If you are interested in getting involved please contact Amy Feda at amy.feda@hws.edu.

Thank You to Our Bringing in the Bystander Facilitators!

The Title IX Office would like to extend a special thank you to the following staff, faculty, and students who have dedicated time and energy to helping our First Year and Transfer students become active and informed bystanders: Chrissy Bennett-West, Katie Flowers, Kaylyn O'Brien, Laura Alexander, Michelle Gomez, Stanley Weaver, Clayton Lyons, Kim Kochin, William Samayoa, Sarah Sosnowski, Christine Lucht, Sarah Fabianski, Christine deDenus, Elana Stennett, Sara Branch, Yesica Bello, RJ Rapoza, Jennifer Harris, Liliana Leopardi, Sonya Williams, Renee Grant, Jennifer Biermann, Amy Forbes, Nan Arens, and Brandon Barile. Thanks to all of our facilitators for strengthening the HWS community.

If you have attended Bystander Facilitator Training Session, we are in need of facilitators for the remaining Bystander sessions on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Thursday, Oct. 20 from 4:35 - 5:30 p.m. If you are available please contact the Title IX Office at 315.781.3922 or titleix@hws.edu

Susan Lee

Coordinator's Corner

If you have not yet had the pleasure of meeting the new professional staff members of the Office of Title IX Programs and Compliance, I hope you can meet Katie and Tremayne at our Open House, invite them to your organization, or drop by the office this fall to welcome them to our community. I am so pleased to have them as part of our team. They have hit the deck running, so far providing 1185 students with a combination of Title IX and/or Bringing in the Bystander trainings. Watch for the next News @ IX to learn more about Katie and Tremayne.

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