Drake offers a number of prevention and educational resources related to sexual and interpersonal misconduct available to faculty, staff, students, and student organizations. Consider participating in one of the existing programs or speak with any of the following offices about customizing a program for a particular audience or event.
For prevention and awareness education, contact Lynne Cornelius, Violence Prevention Coordinator. She can create a presentation or discussion for your group, department, class, or organization covering everything from healthy relationships to consent, intervention, and support. Visit the Violence Prevention and Programming website to learn more about what is available. A few of the regular programs the office coordinates include:
For education on reporting and compliance under Title IX, contact Jessica Morgan-Tate, Title IX coordinator. Jessica can speak with your group, department, class, or organization about rights and obligations under Title IX, including how to file a report or find resources and what to do if you learn about sexual or interpersonal misconduct.
Faculty and staff can receive additional training and education through Human Resources.
Investigators, adjudicators and other personnel involved in the process of investigating, responding, coordinating or otherwise assisting in the adjudication of complaints of sexual harassment will receive training as required on the topics of 1) impartiality, 2) avoiding prejudgment of facts at issue, 3) conflicts of interest and bias, 4) the University's grievance process, 5) issues of relevance and evidence, 6) the scope of the University's educational programs and activities, and 7) types of sexual harassment. University investigators will also be trained in writing investigation reports and decision-makers will be trained in conducting hearings, writing decisions and the technology used in hearings. The following materials were utilized to ensure that the above mentioned relevant personnel have been trained on issues related to sesxual harassment and are taught how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the rights, well-being, and safety of the parties, provides an equitable process for all parties involved, and promotes accountability.