Scenario: Relationship Violence and the Responsible Action Policy
Late on a Thursday night, a first year student named Stephanie comes into her RA’s dorm room in tears. First, the RA reminds Stephanie about the RA’s responsibility to notify the college of IPV as an employee of the college. Stephanie then chooses to disclose that that night, at an on-campus party, she had been violently confronted by her ex-boyfriend who is a recent graduate of the institution.
Scenario: A Student is Assaulted by Another Student in her Graduate Department
Maria, a first year female graduate student, is the only woman of color in her entire academic department. She has become close friends with her advisor’s administrative assistant. Maria comes in late one morning, uncharacteristically disheveled and quiet. She reluctantly tells the administrative assistant that the previous night, after a department happy hour, one of the other students in the department offered her a ride home.
Scenario: Transgender Students’ Access to Services
Gavin, a rising masculine-identified junior, matriculated as a feminine-identified student two years ago. He has since come out as transgender and now openly expresses his gender identity by living as a man. On a school-sponsored, study-away trip in California, Gavin is sexually harassed and groped on the chest and genitals by two drunk fellow students in a nightclub.
Scenario: Reassessing Your Policies: The Spirit and Letter of the Law
Your university has long had a general policy prohibiting interpersonal violence between students.
When your Title IX Coordinator attends a large national conference on compliance, they realize that the policy is missing some important elements.
Scenario: Third Party Report of a Serial Perpetrator
Sharon has been experiencing stalking, harassment and sexual violence from her recent ex for over six months. Fed up with trying to convince Sharon to report the abuse, her roommate Delia goes against Sharon’s wishes and reports the ongoing IPV to the Student Conduct office.
Scenario: IPV Between Married Students
A married couple, Maggie and Rob, are both enrolled in the same graduate program. They matriculated two years ago after moving here from Canada with their two children (ages 3 and 5).
Scenario: Accused Student Appeals Based on New Evidence
Henry, a junior, has been found responsible by the school’s conduct office for cyberstalking and physical and sexual assault against another current student. His sanction is expulsion from the institution. Henry appeals the decision.
Scenario: Stalking Between Same-Sex Acquaintances
James is a first generation, African American sophomore who is attending your institution on a full, merit-based scholarship. No one in his close-knit fraternity knows that James is gay except one close friend, a fraternity brother named Trey, who is a senior.
Scenario: Reaching Staff & Faculty with Prevention Education
Those on campus tasked with providing education on preventing and responding to IPV and other forms of gender-based violence continue to encounter the same challenge: Reaching all staff and faculty to provide the required prevention and response training.
Campus stakeholders meet to brainstorm ways to respond to this challenge in a coordinated way.
Scenario: Education for International and Transfer Students
It’s May and orientation sessions for the incoming classes of transfer students and international students are planned for mid-August.
The campus has a new prevention specialist, who will also provide some response to student victims/survivors as needed. The Title IX Coordinator is about to begin working with the new prevention specialist, Residence Life staff, and the orientation planning committee to meet the education requirements for these students.