The inaugural Summit is scheduled for April 11-12, 2018 on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. The Midwest Campus Safety Summit will host national experts and encourage the sharing of best practices among participants.
The Summit is designed for key college personnel from the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Those invited include: Title IX officers, college/university legal representatives, public safety officers, residential life and student affairs personnel, athletic directors, women’s center staff, student leaders, health and counseling professionals, and other campus and community representatives interested in campus safety.
Thanks to corporate and foundation sponsors and partnerships, we are able to keep Midwest Campus Safety Summit registration fees extremely affordable. Our rationale is to encourage campuses to send multi-disciplinary teams to attend, increasing the impact of the Summit on every campus represented. We are committed to hosting a wide range of regional campus safety representatives at every Summit, while maintaining the highest quality conference of its kind.
Proposed Summit Topics
- Title IX Obligations and Requirements
- Victims Support Services
- Residential Life Training
- Prevention Programming Strategies
- First Year Programming Options
- Consent Education
- Climate Surveys
- Bystander Education Programming
- Engaging College Men in Prevention
- Trauma-informed Care and Services
- Curriculum Infusion
- Coordinated Campus Response
- Partnerships with Off Campus Advocates
- Clarifying The Clery Act
Campus leaders will be encouraged to develop a team of key campus stakeholders to create a comprehensive and integrated approach to preventing and responding to gender-based violence at their institutions. Furthermore, promoting a focused and coherent system of support that encourages respectful, non-violent relationships will also be addressed. The summit’s ultimate goal is to transform area colleges and universities to:
- Prevent abusive behaviors by engaging faculty, staff and students in promoting healthy relationships;
- Ensure that the institution is prepared to respond promptly and effectively to incidents and reports of violence when they do occur; and
- Ultimately to change campus norms so that campus members hold themselves and each other to respectful and non-violent standards of interpersonal behavior.
The conceptual framework for this educational summit was developed with the assistance of the report, Beyond Title IX: Guidelines for Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence in Higher Education.
This document was developed by Futures Without Violence and the Avon Foundation for Women.
The Midwest Campus Safety Summit is based on the successful model of the Heartland Campus Safety Summit and the Rocky Mountain Campus Safety Summit. The Heartland Campus Safety Summit is held annually in Overland Park, KS and the Rocky Mountain Campus Safety Summit is held in Colorado Springs, CO. Together, both of the summits have attracted hundreds of participants from dozens of states across the United States.
About Jana’s Campaign
Jana’s Campaign is a national education and prevention organization with the mission of providing quality educational programming that prevents gender and relationship violence. Working through secondary schools, colleges and universities and community-based organizations and agencies, Jana’s Campaign delivers specialized prevention strategies and curricula that is designed to prevent violence, build healthy relationships and create new social norms. To learn more about Jana’s Campaign, please visit janascampaign.org.