Hello, and welcome to the Interpersonal Violence Taskforce's website. This taskforce was assembled in order to record data regarding interpersonal violence here at Appalachian State and compare it to nationally collected data on the same topic. On this website you can find the raw data gathered, information about the Taskforce and its members, and information from meetings. Thanks for coming by!
Charge from the Chancellor on May 30, 2012:
The charge of the Interpersonal Violence Task Force should be as follows:
Collect and analyze data on interpersonal violence at Appalachian and nationally;
Examine nationally known best practice involving prevention, education and support services;
Evaluate existing services at Appalachian which support victims of interpersonal violence;
Recommend short and long-term strategies, practices, and policies regarding sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence; and
Respond to the following initiatives by February 1, 2013 as outlined in the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) resolution agreement:
Design and implement a climate survey to assess the presence and effect of harassment based on sex at the University and their awareness of their rights under harassment reporting policies and procedures;
Make recommendations to address sex-based harassment;
Provide recommendations regarding strategies for preventing sex-based harassment and ensure that University students understand their right to be protected from discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of sex and to be protected from retaliation for reporting alleged discrimination; and
Evaluate programming presented during new student orientation to determine if it is reasonably designed to prevent the establishment of a hostile environment based on sex for University students.