Voices Get Results
The community’s voice helped get results. They shared their views through the CASA survey results, the Chancellor’s listening sessions with students, the Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Task Force recommendations, and town hall meetings conducted by the Task Force on the Institute Response to Sexual Misconduct. MIT is developing more education and training, enhancing comprehensive outreach and support resources, and implementing a strategic roadmap for the future.
- Improved Education and Training
- Incoming undergraduate and graduate students and new faculty and staff are now required to complete education and prevention training.
- More peer-to-peer training opportunities have been identified and launched, such as a sexual health peer education program and the MIT Men’s Group.
- Bystander intervention training opportunities have been increased so that community members can learn how to look out for one another.
- The student “It’s on Us MIT” initiative is raising awareness by encouraging everyone to learn about sexual misconduct, think about how to make a positive impact, act when something doesn’t feel right, and support the people in our community by listening.
- Information about MIT’s policy on sexual misconduct is sent to all students annually via email, and the Mind and Hand Book, which contains the sexual misconduct policy and other related policies, is actively promoted to raise awareness.