Students, survivors discuss the impact of the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. In the aftermath of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s subsequent confirmation to the Supreme Court, Tufts students shared how this emotional process impacted them. Junior Celia Bottger noted that while she was upset to hear Ford accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault, […]

CARE introduces Sex Health Reps program

Starting this fall, Tufts Center for Awareness, Resources, and Education (CARE) introduced a new program: Sex Health Reps. Alexandra Donovan, CARE’s sexual misconduct prevention specialist, said the impetus for the program was to find a better way to spread information about sex health and education. “We’ve been trying to find the best way to get sex education and sex […]

OEO to monitor DeVos’ public notice process on sexual misconduct policy

Content warning: This article discusses policy surrounding sexual misconduct. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced an overhaul of the federal approach toward addressing sexual misconduct accusations on college campuses earlier this month. While the policy implications have yet to be determined, any changes in the federal outline for adjudication will have direct consequences for processes at […]

ASAP to host fourth annual It Happens Here event

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual violence. Action for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) will host the fourth annual It Happens Here, an event that allows survivors of sexual assault to share their narratives. In previous years, the event has been hosted by Consent Culture Network. The event will be held on April 4 in Cohen […]

Tufts opens second sexual conduct attitudes survey

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual violence. The 2017 Tufts Attitudes about Sexual Conduct Survey (TASCS) opens online today, with the goal of anonymously gauging the prevalence and current climate of sexual misconduct on all Tufts campuses. This is the second iteration of the survey, with the first TASCS conducted in April 2015, according to Lauren Conoscenti, the […]

Take Back the Night aims to facilitate conversation surrounding sexual violence

Take Back the Night (TBTN), a “glow walk” across campus to raise awareness about community sexual assault, took place on Nov. 1 on the Academic Quad. The event stems from the national TBTN organization, with similar events taking place on campuses and in communities across the country, according to Jennifer Shi, director of programming on Tufts Panhellenic Council. This […]

Tufts CARE tackles consent, condoms, candid questions about sex

Seeing the need for a resource that would cater to the needs of victims of sexual assault and misconduct as well as educate the student body about sex, Alexandra Donovan, sexual misconduct prevention specialist, and Nandi Boyne, sexual misconduct resource specialist, created the Tufts Center for Awareness, Resources and Education (CARE) in April 2014. While the Office of […]

CARE promotes Green Dot program for sexual violence prevention

The Center for Awareness, Resources and Education (CARE) at Tufts has been promoting the Green Dot initiative for violence prevention throughout the month of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Students from CARE have promoted the Green Dot initiative — which visualizes instances related to sexual assault and highlights the actions of those working to eliminate such behavior — by tabling, hosting training sessions and creating informational material this […]

Annual ‘It Happens Here’ event discusses student experiences with sexual assault

Students packed Cohen Auditorium for the third annual “It Happens Here” event last night, where students gathered to listen to the personal stories of their peers with sexual violence on campus. The program, which was organized by the Consent Culture Network (CCN) at Tufts, began at Middlebury College in 2011, and was first presented at Tufts in April 2014. The event focused on […]

Arts and Sciences faculty receive anti-discrimination, harassment training

This fall, faculty and staff from the School of Arts and Sciences participated in mandatory discrimination and harassment prevention training. The Office of Equal Opportunity holds this training to prepare faculty for approaching “all types of discrimination and harassment across all ‘protected categories’ of people” covered under Massachusetts law and the university’s non-discrimination policy, according to OEO Director & Title […]