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 all faculty and staff now complete online education and prevention training.
- Since 2015, nearly 3,000 fraternity members and undergraduates have taken part in Party-Safe Plus training, which teaches students how to host parties responsibly and includes lessons on bystander intervention.
- In 2016 and 2017, a total of more than 1,200 sorority members completed Sorority Trainings Addressing Risk (STAR), which focuses in part on sexual assault awareness and sexual assault intervention.
- In just over two years, 70 Pleasure@MIT student educators have conducted workshops about components of healthy, respectful relationships in more than 21 residence halls and fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups. They’ve educated more than 1,000 of their peers.
- The Institute Discrimination and Harassment Response Office worked with students, faculty, and staff to update MIT’s sexual misconduct policy. The revised policy provides a consistent definition of sexual harassment that applies to all students, faculty, and staff.