2017 NASPA Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Conference: A NASPA Strategies Conference

January 19 – January 21, 2017
Austin, TX

The 2017 NASPA Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Conference focuses on giving student affairs practitioners the tools to effectively address violence on campus through a variety of integrative approaches. This conference is part of the NASPA Strategies Conferences, which include the 2017 NASPA Alcohol, Other Drug, and Campus Violence Prevention Conference and the 2017 NASPA Mental Health Conference.

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Recent tragic events on college campuses and the passage of the Campus SaVE Act highlight the need for a conference focused on violence prevention strategies for college and university campuses. Sexual assault and violence cause immeasurable harms; some public, some private; some personal, some institutional; but all are an intolerable break from the purpose, mission, and values of higher education. Creating a safer campus involves prevention education, timely and appropriate response to violent events, support for victims of violence, and accountability for perpetrators. 

Learning Objectives

Attend this conference to:

  • identify best practices for developing and/or revising comprehensive campus sexual assault policies; understand the latest federal and state legislative policy updates that impact sexual violence on campus and evaluate best practices for compliance, implementation, and evaluation
  • identify strategies to implement sustainable evidence-based practices to prevent and address violence; develop strategic plans for building, funding and assessing prevention and response programs on campus
  • learn how to build stronger relationships between campuses and community service providers; increase communication and buy-in from campus and community stakeholders regarding sexual violence prevention and response
  • discover and compare strategies to implement and increase prevention programming and improve campus response to violence and victims
  • explore ways in which violence prevention intersects with both mental health and substance abuse on campus to develop and enhance prevention, intervention and response
  • examine institutional systems and structures that contribute to the prevalence of violence; and explore social justice practices that foster more welcoming and inclusive campus communities

Continuing Education will be available at this conference. Click here for more information on Continuing Education and frequently asked questions.

New! The Office on Violence Against Women has approved the 2017 NASPA Sexual Violence Prevention and Response conference for OVW grantees.  The following OVW programs have conditionally approved their grantees to attend this conference.  Grantees are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award and to ensure that a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) is issued.  A GAN must be completed before grantees commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference. 

  • Campus 
  • Consolidated Youth
  • LAV 
  • Rural State Coalition 
  • SASP-Cultural
  • SASP-Formula
  • Underserved  

Grantees from STOP may be invited to attend this conference and do not have to contact their program manager for prior approval.  Grantees who are not required to get prior approval to attend this conference should be advised to place a “memo to the file” in their grant records indicating the conference approval reference number.  The reference number for this conference is OVW-2017-MU-005. This number must be used by grantees when requesting approval via a GAN or in their “memo to the file”.     


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Call for Programs

The Call for Programs is closed! 

Thank you for all the excellent submissions to the 2017 NASPA Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Conference.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Promising Practices in Compliance and Implementation of State and Federal Legislation

    • What have been your institution’s greatest successes in implementing the requirements of Title IX, the Clery Act, and other state legislation?
    • What is your campus doing to meet changing state policies for guns on campus?
    • What systems or personnel are in place to help your campus identifying forthcoming legislation at the federal and state level that will impact your campus prevention and response efforts?
    • How has your institution strengthened relationships with state agencies or organizations with oversight for compliance with state legislation?

  • Evidence-Based Practices to Prevent and Address Violence

    • What methods are you using to collect data for reporting on violence? How are you using this data to evaluate and improve programs?
    • How are you measuring the impact of mandatory prevention programs for incoming students, training for professional staff and bystander intervention programs on your campus?
    • How do you utilize federal or state level reporting requirements to improve or alter your prevention programs on campus?
    • Has your campus conducted a climate survey? How were the results used? What lessons were learned as a result of that process?

  • Campus and Community Partnerships

    • What tools are you developing or utilizing to streamline communication and collaboration between campus and community partners?
    • What steps are you taking to increase collaboration between campus and the community to address violence?
    • In what formal capacities (beyond MOUs) are community partners regularly involved in your institution’s prevention and response efforts?
    • In what ways do you share your processes, protocols and incident rates with non-campus stakeholder to increase transparency?

  • Sexual Violence Response Programs

    • What protocols have you developed to respond to incidents of violence, provide timely notification, and manage traumatic events?
    • How do you balance your resources among prevention, intervention and crisis response? 
    • What innovative ways are you using to create or strengthen response systems on your campus? How are you assessing students’ awareness of campus policies, and campus and community resources?
    • What innovative strategies do you have to support students impacted by interpersonal violence over the long-term?

  • Systemic and Social Justice Approaches to Prevention

    • How are you implementing inclusive prevention strategies?
    • How has your campus responded to student activism to decrease violence on campus?
    • How is social justice incorporated into your prevention education?
    • How is your institution identifying and addressing rape culture on your campus? How are you working to address societal norms and systems that perpetuate unhealthy attitudes and behaviors within particular populations on campus?
    • What programs are used on your campus to treat and support students with multiple mental health, alcohol and other drug problems who are involved with interpersonal violence cases?

  • Strategic Planning and Assessment of Prevention and Response Programs

    • How do you use data to evaluate and/or guide decision making for campus infrastructure and policy?
    • How does your campus assess that investigations of reported sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking are adequate, prompt,
    • reliable, and impartial?
    • How are you measuring the effectiveness of updated policies, protocols and procedures for sexual violence response?
    • How do your institution’s violence prevention and response efforts fit into the Division of Student Affairs strategic plan and the institution’s strategic plan? What data informs this strategic plan and how is it evaluated? 

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

Submission Timeline
  • July 15, 2016
    Call for Programs Opens
  • September 15, 2016
    Call for Programs Deadline
  • October 7, 2016
    Presenter Notifications
  • October 14, 2016
    Presenter Confirmation Deadline

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.


Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2017 NASPA Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Conference: A NASPA Strategies Conference.

Jill Dunlap
Director for Equity, Inclusion, and Violence Prevention
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


The 2017 NASPA Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Conference occurs at the same place and time as the 2017 NASPA Mental Health and 2017 NASPA Alcohol, Other Drug, and Campus Violence Prevention Conferences. Participants can attend sessions from any of the conferences.

The Strategies Conferences will also feature exhibits in the 4th and 6th floor ballroom foyers. A complete list of exhibitors can be found here.

Thu, Jan 19

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshops
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Conference Welcome and Plenary Speaker
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
A Holistic Approach: Addressing Campus Sexual Violence Through Multidisciplinary Partnerships
Ennis McCrery, Senior Title IX Investigation and Gender-Based Violence Prevention Specialist - Virginia Tech
Bridge-building for mutally-benefical relationships between Title IX offices and LGBTQ+ constituents
Jennifer Broomfield, Title IX Director - Florida State University
Culture of Respect CORE Blueprint Program: Findings from a Nationwide Pilot
Allison Tombros Korman, senior director - Culture of Respect at NASPA
Promoting students' personal recovery and academic persistence: overview of an on-going, comprehensive service model
Sharon Aaron, Director Violence Empowerment Program - Florida International University
Special Considerations: Relationship Violence at College
Casey Malsam, Victim Advocate - Colorado State University
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Mini-Institute Sessions
A Community-Based Model for Sexual Assault Advocacy on Campus
Kate Rohdenburg, Program Director - WISE
Enhancing Your Prevention "Toolkit": Sustaining Ongoing and Innovative Prevention Methods
Meg Foster, Prevention Program Coordinator - The Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force
Going Beyond Compliance with Collaboration: Victim Support and Title IX Investigations
Jessica Ladd-Webert, DIrector Office of Victim Assistance - University of Colorado Boulder
Navigating Pitfalls and Possibilities in Violence Prevention Education for Graduate Students
Sheila McMahon, Director Sexual Assault Services & Prevention - Brandeis University
One Year Later: Measuring Success Implementing a Standard Sexual Violence Adjudication Model
Donald Dudley, Director Student Support and Judicial Affairs, University of California, Davis
Creating multiple pathways to healing on college campuses
Mandy Mount, Director of CARE, University of California, Irvine; Eli Pascal, Assistant Director of CARE, University of California, Irvine
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception and Poster Sessions

Fri, Jan 20

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Exhibits Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Change the Culture: Building Partnerships with Greek Organizations to End Campus Violence
Deborah Rosenbloom, Vice President of Programs and New Initiatives - JWI
Introducing ACHA Guidelines and Toolkit for Addressing Campus Sexual and Relationship Violence
Susan Pasco, Associate Director Coordinator of the Sexual and Relationship Violence Response Team - Syracuse University
Title IX Complaints Involving Mental Health Issues: Case Studies
Kristen Harrell, Associate Director - Texas A&M University
Using Data to Inform Prevention Strategies
Leslie Fasone, Assistant Dean for Women's and Gender Affairs - Indiana University Bloomington
Sponsored Session: What You Need to Know About Campus Climate Surveys
S. Daniel Carter, Campus Security Consultant
Sponsored Session: How Can You Aid in Addiction Treatment
McKay Whiting, Founder of recoveryas.com
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Maximizing Title IX/VAWA Risk Reduction and Primary Prevention: Increasing Impact through Research and Theory
Lorna Fink, University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator - Lynn University
Utilizing Varied Expertise to Develop a Workshop on Trauma-Informed Conversations
Kristen Harrell, Associate Director - Texas A&M University
Teaching and Responding Intersectionally to Sexual Violence
Elliot Ruggles, SHARE Advocate, Brown University
Campus Victim Advocacy: Current Trends Best Practices & Professionalizing the Field
Jill Dunlap, Director for Equity, Inclusion and Violence Prevention, NASPA; Claire Selib, Director of Education National Organization for Victim Assistance
Sponsored Session: How to Leverage Technology to Exceed Compliance and Make Breakthrough Impact
Rob Buelow, Vice President of Partner Education, EverFi
Sponsored Session: Improving the Emotional Wellness, Resiliency and Success of Students through the Power of Conversations with Virtual Humans
Karen Carlucci, LCSW; Director, Mental Health Strategic Partnerships at Kognito
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Conference Break
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Plenary Sessions
2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Mini-Institute Sessions
Building the Right Foundation: Using Campus Climate Surveys and Follow-Up Action Plans to Combat Campus Sexual Assault
Juhi Bhatt, Assistant Director of Student Affairs Compliance and Title IX Investigator, Rutgers University
Confidentiality within Title IX and Clery
Jackie Sandmeyer, Ms. - Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force
Getting the Ball Rolling: Collaborations with Athletics and Advocates for Response and Prevention
Meg Bossong, Director of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response - Williams College
What difference does the Community make?: Restorative Justice as a Tool for Prevention of Sexual & Relationship Violence
Sheila McMahon, Director Sexual Assault Prevention & Intervention - Brandeis Univesity
Extending Interpersonal Violence Advocacy Services to Include a Broader Collaboration of Health and Healing
Kali Lantrip, Psychologist, University of California, Santa Barbara; Briana Conway, Acting Director of CARE, University of California, Santa Barbara
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
A Trauma-Informed, Multidisciplinary Approach To Supporting Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence on Campus
Jolene Petroc, Sexual Violence Support Coordinator - The Ohio State University
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Framework for Preventing Sexual Violence on College and University Campuses
Jenny Dills, Health Communications Specialist - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Collaborating to Pilot Faculty Peer-Based Training on Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence
Sarah Borger, Prevention and Education Coordinator - University of San Diego
Intergroup dialogue and violence prevention: Building accountability in men's engagement
Paul Ang, Coordinator of Men's Engagement - Northwestern University
Sharing the sandbox: Advocacy and Title IX Collaboration
Alicia Oeser, Director Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Harvard University

Sat, Jan 21

7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Exhibits Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
On the Same Page: A Freshmen Reading Project on Rape Culture
Meredith Smith, Title IX Coordinator - Tulane University
Building Bridges for Students Abroad: Increasing Collaboration Among Study Abroad, Title IX and Advocacy Offices on Campus
Marianne Frapwell, Project S.A.F.E. Program Manager and Survivor Advocate - Occidental College
Queering Title IX
Robert Alberts, Graduate Hall Director - University of Nebraska at Kearney
Sexual Violence: The Issue, Challenge, and Creating Change: An Educational Leadership Course
Laura Bryant, Associate Director - University of Tennessee
Training to Mitigate the Harm of First Disclosures
Hannah Retzkin, Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention Specialist - DePaul University
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
High Impact Assessment: Strategies That Improve Prevention Efforts
Coral Cotto-Negrón, Health Analyst - Oregon State University
Changing the Culture: Sexual Violence Prevention & Meaningful Student Engagement
Kaaren Williamsen, Title IX Coordinator - Swarthmore College
Educate, Prevent, Respond: Building a Survivor-Centered Violence Prevention Program
Danica Wolf, RSVP Center Coordinator - University of Missouri
Educating, Engaging, and Training Your Campus Community with Limited Resources and Staffing
Katie Schmalzel, Prevention Programs Manager - Colorado School of Mines
Four Must-Ask Questions to Transform Your Prevention Strategy from Good to Great
Rob Buelow, Vice President - EverFi
The Missing Piece of the Puzzle: Legal Services for Student Survivors
Kasia Mlynski, Staff Attorney - University of Oregon
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Conference Closing and Plenary Speaker

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Pre-conference workshops for the 2017 NASPA Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Conference are listed below. There is an additional registration fee to attend pre-conference workshops and they may be added to your conference registration at any time.

Identity, Values, and Community Change

Thursday, January 19th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

This workshop series explores the multiple factors that shape individual and group identities and how those forces impact one’s privilege (or lack thereof) and perception in society. Through individual and small-group activities, members explore how their identities are simultaneously supported and compromised by the social norms and cultural practices of their group affiliation(s). Participants will critically examine group dynamics, assess their organizational processes, and learn how to create more transparent internal systems of accountability and build coalitions within and across social networks.

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The workshop series is divided into three parts. Each session includes critical reflection, strengths-based activities, small and large-group discussion, and case study analysis. The program is interdisciplinary, drawing from evidence-based public health theories of change (social cognitive theory, theory of reasoned action, and theory of planned behavior), as well as Bernice Johnson Reagon's black feminist activism detailing the challenges of coalition politics and coalition-building.  A brief outline including intended learning outcomes is provided below.

Understanding the complex ways that one's identity, values, and actions impact the social norms and cultural systems that govern and facilitate inequity, harm, and violence is integral to successful behavior change communication programs and intersectional anti-oppression activism. Before a student organization, department, office, institution, or group of people can critically assess the cultural values and social systems that govern their actions, a deep understanding of the various identities held by existing group members is necessary. This workshop series explores the multiple factors that shape individual and group identity and how those forces impact one’s privilege (or lack thereof) and perception in society. Through individual and small-group activities, members explore how their identities are simultaneously supported and compromised by the values and practices of their group affiliation(s). Through critically examining group dynamics and assessing their organizational practices, they learn how to create more transparent internal systems of accountability and build coalitions within and across social networks that facilitate more equitable, accessible, and inclusive spaces for all people.

Reframing Consent Education: The University of Michigan Remix Workshop

Thursday, January 19th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Miscommunication does not cause sexual assault, but this myth persists. The presenter for this session will discuss and demonstrate a workshop that focuses on both healthy relationships and the importance of consent in sexual relationships. Participants will learn ways to foster discussion of respect and recognition of consent and coercion among students, and to create campus-wide cultures in which relationship violence and sexual pressure are unacceptable.

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In this session we will present and demonstrate the core logic of the “Relationship Remix” program, which was developed as part of first-year prevention education at the University of Michigan. We will discuss the theoretical approaches of this peer-facilitated program, including the ways that the program aligns with the CAS Standards and the ACE outcomes for student learning. We will also outline the training for peer educators who facilitate the program for incoming students each year, including an emphasis on effective delivery methods, and facilitating conversations on difficult topics such as consent. We will then walk participants through the workshop, leaving time for questions around how to implement this type of program on participants’ own campuses and appropriate framing of such programs and the use of research to support the work. Finally, strategies for evaluating the workshop will also be discussed.

After the workshop presentation, participants will have time to ask questions about the approaches that inform the development and implementation of the workshop and challenges and opportunities encountered throughout the program’s development. Participants in this session will gain insight into the Relationship Remix program as well as how the program fits into the University of Michigan’s overall prevention education plan for the campus.


Registration as a member is based on individual membership status. If you are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as an individual member at the $75 rate. This gives you the conference registration and a year of membership for less than the non-member registration fee.  If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242 and then you can pay the individual member rate for conference registration.  Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.

The early registration deadline has been exended until November 21, 2016.

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Registration Fees

Early Bird
before 11/21/2016
Regular Registration
11/22/2016 to 12/21/2016
Late Registration
after 12/22/2016
NASPA Member
NASPA Student Member


Tonya Murphy
Membership Coordinator
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Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1183


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Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by November 4, 2016, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined. We are unable to change payment methods after the initial payment is processed. With prior approval, anyone registered but who cannot attend may send a substitute. Substitution information must come in writing from the registered participant. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. The conference may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, registration fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather-related travel delays or other issues in regard to personal travel and no refunds will be given due to these occurrences. NOTE: All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing events@naspa.org. Due to our food and beverage requirements, no refunds will be granted after November 4, 2016. Registration Questions? Contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail at events@naspa.org.


  • Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston

    Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston

    Senior Vice President for Student Life
    The Ohio State University

    Speaker Bio

  • Don McPherson

    Don McPherson

    Speaker Bio


The exhibitor and sponsor application deadline has been extended until December 23, 2016. If you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the 2017 NASPA Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Conference: A NASPA Strategies Conference please fill out the exhibitor and sponsor application form [PDF] and e-fax back all 3 pages to 202-204-8443 or e-mail to skesek@naspa.org

Questions? Contact Szymon Kesek by phone at 202-903-0657 or via email at skesek@naspa.org.

NASPA would like to thank the below Strategies Conference Supporters:

Gold Level
  • Campus Answers
  • EverFi
  • Recoveryas
Silver Level
  • Caron Treatment Centers
  • Medicat
  • Kognito
Bronze Level
  • Prevent Connect
  • National Alliance to End Sexual Violence


Hilton Austin

Hilton Austin
Austin, TX

All conference activities will take place at the Hilton Austin.

The hotel cuttoff date to reserve your room at the group rate for the Hilton Austin has passed. If you have any questions related to housing for this conference, please contact Greg Morris at gmorris@naspa.org.

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