Created by Equal Rights Advocates, the Student Survivor Toolkit is a comprehensive 70-page guide written by student student survivors, Title IX experts, attorneys, restorative justice practitioners, and community organizers. It includes guides to the Title IX process, survivor-centered self-care practices, advice for Muslim and LGBTQ+ survivors, and more.
“The Cost of Reporting,” a report published by Know Your IX, outlines the impact of the reporting and investigation process on student survivors. The report is the culmination of a survey of more than 100 student survivors who formally reported sexual violence to their schools under Title IX.
Pursuant to funding distributed under New York Education Law 129-B, funded organizations are encouraged to develop an MOU with their partner colleges.
In early 2022 OPDV convened an MOU/Needs Assessment Work Group, which had representation from EIE providers, EIE Training and Technical Assistance providers, and colleges, including SUNY, CUNY, and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities. The Work Group reviewed and considered updates to the EIE MOU and Needs Assessment tools historically used by EIE providers in their partnerships with colleges. Out of that work, we present the following documents to be downloaded for your use:
In 2022-2023, OPDV will require all funded EIE organizations to use these tools in reviewing and updating existing partnerships as well as to enter into new partnerships with colleges in their area. The tools are starting places, and EIE organizations and colleges should feel free amend these documents to capture their own specific agreements and needs, with a goal of sustainable, productive collaborations in service of students.
The Model MOU is available for an organization and college to use as a beginning point in negotiating an MOU. No included concept or sentence is required, it is model language that may be used or modified as the organizations see fit (some elements may not be required by the other party to a specific MOU or may be beyond the capacity of a specific college or organization). The document includes instructions to make drafting easier, and is developed in a “fill in the blank” style for ease of use. Certain colleges and organizations will have additional terms that must be included. SUNY campuses must include Exhibit A.
Addressing Alcohol’s Role in Campus Sexual Assault: A Toolkit by and for Prevention Specialists was developed through a participatory action research project conducted alongside the Campus Advocacy and Prevention Professionals Association (CAPPA) and funded by an Innovative Research Award from the Prevention Innovations Research Center (PIRC) at the University of New Hampshire.