2018 Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Student Summit

January 20, 2018
Portland, Oregon

The 2018 NASPA Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Student Summit is designed to provide student activists, student peer advocates, student peer educators and other students working to prevent and respond to sexual violence on campus a unique opportunity to come together to share promising practices and enhance their skill sets to continue doing this important and challenging work.

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The challenges of preventing and responding to sexual violence on campus continue to garner national media attention. With shifting federal focus in this area, the work of dedicated student activists, student peer educators and student peer advocates is more important than ever. Sexual assault and relationship violence cause immeasurable harms to students, including students' abilities to stay in school, increased feelings of loneliness and isolation, and serious mental health consequences. There is a growing group of students whose roles involve helping campus administrators prevent and respond to sexual and relationship violence on campus. This conference is a unique opportunity for students from across the country to come together to share promising practices, enhance facilitation and response skills, and learn about innovative, student-led efforts to prevent and respond to sexual and relationship violence on campus.    

Learning Objectives

Attend this conference to:

  • identify best practices for how students can be involved in the development of and/or revisions to comprehensive campus sexual assault policies;
  • learn about effective evaluation and assessment strategies for prevention education programs on campus; 
  • learn how students can be the bridge to maintain strong relationships between campuses and community service providers; 
  • discover and compare strategies to implement and increase prevention programming and improve campus response to violence and victims
  • explore social justice approaches to the work of sexual and relationship violence prevention and response on campus;


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This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Undergraduate


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The schedule for the summit is a full day on Saturday, January 20th. Conference registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and conference attendees are invited to attend the closing plenary session of the Strategies conference. The official conference welcome begins at 10:00 a.m., upon conclusion of the Strategies conference. 

Sat, Jan 20

7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Optional Strategies Closing Plenary Session
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Summit Welcome and Keynote Speaker
Fatima Goss Graves, National Women's Law Center;
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Summit Luncheon and Student Panel
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
You’ve Got a Friend: Educating Students on Trauma-Informed Practices
Amanda Stevens, graduate assistant; Kim Hack, campus advocate - OSU
Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable: Understanding and Managing Resistance
Joli Ienuso, violence prevention educator - Columbia University
The Sexual Assault and Rape Anonymous Hotline (SARAH) Response Model
Kim Webb, Washington University; Valerie Hirschberg, Washington University
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Reframing the Conversation: Fraternity Men and Sexual Violence
Hannah Retzkin, sexual and relationship violence prevention specialist - DePaul University
Ethics, Values and Boundaries: Navigating the Complex Work of Campus Advocacy
Jen Luettel Schweer, associate director, health education services and director, sexual assault response and prevention services - Georgetown University
It's Not You It's Me: Accepting Responsibility for the Harm We Cause
Alicia Oeser, director, CARE program - UCLA
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Integrating Student Voice in Violence Prevention Efforts
Michelle Bangen, associate director of Violence Prevention; Sara Caldwell-Kan, peer wellness specialist; Elizabeth Kennedy, violence prevention coordinator
Residential Response Assessment: Trauma-Informed Care
Julia Vizcaino, residence coordinator - University of Alaska
Ongoing Conversations: An Experiential Approach to Peer Education and Setting Social Norms
Abigail Leeder, Kerry Frazee, and Ritu Roy, University of Oregon
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Summit Closing Keynote Presentation
Andrea Salinas, State Representative and Jackie Sandmeyer, Campus Coordinator for the Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force


Registration is free for students. Lunch is provided as part of registration, and NASPA membership is not a requirement to attend. 

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before 12/15/2017


Tonya Murphy
Membership Coordinator
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 202-265-7500 x1183


Hilton Portland

Hilton Portland
Portland, OR

All conference activities will take place at the Hilton Portland.

The Hilton Portland is currently sold out of rooms. 

NASPA has secured an overflow block at the Courtyard Portland City Center which is 0.3 miles or approximately a 7 minute walk from the Hilton Portland.

All reservations must be made by Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Please make your reservations as soon as possible, as hotel blocks tend to sell out for NASPA events. 


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For hotel questions, please contact:
Greg Morris
gmorris@naspa.org | 202-265-7500 x1189

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Courtyard Portland City Center
550 SW Oak Street, Portland, OR 97204
$169 - Single/Double $169 - Triple/Quad
  • Travel

    Portland is serviced by Portland International Airport (PDX). The Hilton Portland is approximately 10 miles from the airport.

  • Transportation

    Taxis For more information about taxi service, please visit the Ground Transportation page of the PDX website. The estimated taxi fare is $35 one way. Rental Cars For more information about rental cars, including available companies and contact information, please visit the Ground Transportation page of the PDX website.. Light Rail The MAX Light Rail runs every 15 minutes or better most of the day, every day. The fare is $2.50 for a 2 ½ hour ticket. Simply take the red line at the airport toward City Center & Beaverton and get off at Pioneer Square. The Hilton Portland is about a 2 minute walk from Pioneer Square. For more information regarding the MAX Light Rail, please visit the MAX Red Line page of the MAX Light Rail website.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Portland in January are in the high-40s F during the day and mid-30s F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

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