These articles are part of the ModelCampus: Title IX Action Guide.
The tag(s) at the bottom of each article show in which section(s) they are published.

Provide Prevention Education Programs

Campus SaVE defines the following terms:

  1. Primary Prevention
  2. Awareness Programs
  3. On-going Prevention and Awareness Programming
  4. Current Students
  5. Employees

Primary prevention and awareness programs must include the following:

Description of Awareness Programs - A description of the type and frequency of programs designed to inform students and employees about campus security procedures and practices and to encourage students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others.

Description of Prevention Programs - A description of programs designed to inform students and employees about the prevention of gender-based violence.

Institutional Statement - A statement that the institution prohibits sexual violence. (Campus SaVE’s definition of sexual violence includes IPV, stalking, and sexual violence)

Bystander Intervention Strategies - Safe and positive options for bystander interventions. Campus SaVE defines bystander interventions as “safe and positive options that may be carried out by an individual or individuals to prevent harm or intervene in situations of potential harm for another person; or to prevent institutional structures or cultural conditions that facilitate violence, including recognizing situations of potential harm, overcoming barriers to intervening, identifying safe and effective intervention options, and taking action to intervene.”

Risk Reduction Information and Warning Signs of Abusive Behavior - Campus SaVE defines risk reduction as options for mitigating risk factors through efforts designed to decrease victimization and bystander inaction, and to increase empowerment for victims through the augmentation of protective factors in order to promote safety and to help individuals and communities address conditions that facilitate violence.

Federal Definitions of Terms - The definitions of IPV, stalking, and sexual violence in their jurisdiction. The institution must follow federal definitions when collecting statistics for their Annual Security Report.

College/University Policy Definitions – The definitions for IPV, stalking and sexual violence. While institutions must provide students with state and federal laws, they must also provide students with the campus policy definitions of these terms. Institutions have the flexibility to define these terms themselves.

Definition of Consent - Institutions must include the definition of consent in their sexual misconduct policy or combined gender-based violence policy. Although Campus SaVE requires that a definition of consent must include both the college/university definition as well as the institution’s state statutory language regarding consent, the definition section of the Rape and Sex Offense statutes in North Carolina (N.C.G.S. 14-27.20) does not specifically define "consent." Rather, the many North Carolina rape and sex offense crimes and required consent have been interpreted by a multitude of case law.

All pertinent North Carolina statutes on domestic violence and sexual violence offenses are here:

Inclusive Definition of Sexual Violence - Institutions must include a clearly expanded definition of sexual violence to include IPV, stalking, and sexual violence.