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Education & Initiatives

Providence College is committed to offering our community programming, resources and events that educate and build awareness about sexual misconduct. We’re constantly developing and evaluating our programming and initiatives, so if you have thoughts on different ways to reach out and educate our PC community, we welcome your suggestions. Please contact Rachel Andoscia, Title IX Coordinator (randosci@providence.edu) to share your ideas. Listed below are initiatives, programs and materials recently conducted and/or currently available to the PC community.

First Year Students

Students – All Class Years

  • Resident Assistant (RA) and Hall Director Training
  • Ongoing Bystander Training (club sports, Orientation Leaders/RAs)
  • Title IX Education & Discussion Sessions (Student Congress)
  • Huddle Up (Varsity Athletics – Bystander Training)
  • Pre-study abroad orientation
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month programming (April)
  • Resources Stickers (on-campus male and female bathroom stalls)

Faculty/Staff

  • Ongoing meetings and training for Title IX Deputy Coordinators
  • Board hearing training for faculty and staff members
  • Training/education at new faculty orientation
  • Faculty/Staff – ongoing training for faculty & staff groups about reporting resources
  • Faculty/Staff Resource Folders – Distributed to faculty/staff members during group meetings and training to explain key Title IX information, explain mandatory reporting responsibilities, and provide resource contact information

Culture of Respect NASPA Initiative

Providence College enrolled in the NASPA (National Association for Student Affairs Administrators) Culture of Respect program in the spring of 2019. The Culture of Respect is NASPA’s key initiative to build the capacity of educational institutions to end sexual violence through ongoing, expansive organizational change. The program is a six-pillar* strategic road map that engages students, faculty, administrators, health professionals, athletes, and other campus stakeholders in implementing leading practices to shift campus culture to one that is free from sexual violence.

Providence College identified a 50-person Culture of Respect Campus Leadership Team (CLT) which included students, faculty, and staff across all divisions of the College. Guided by the NASPA Culture of Respect team, the CLT completed a comprehensive self-assessment evaluation that allows institutions to inventory their efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence.

Results of this assessment drove the creation of the Sexual Violence Advisory & Implementation Task Force, who oversees the implementation action plan developed as a result of the Culture of Respect initiative. The Sexual Violence Advisory Implementation Action Plan outlines key goals and objectives for achieving meaningful programmatic and policy changes. While the first version of this plan was approved in Fall 2019, the effort to address campus sexual violence is an ongoing and iterative process, and the CLT continues to meet to update and revise the action plan as necessary. A community update on the action plan is planned for Fall 2022.

*Six Pillars: Clear Policies, Multitiered Education, Public Disclosure, Schoolwide Mobilization, Self-Assessment, Survivor Support

Sexual Violence Campus Climate Survey

  • A sexual violence campus climate survey was administered in Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, and Spring 2022.
  • Spring 2022 results will be shared with the campus community during the Fall 2022 semester. Members of the College community may view the Spring 2018 survey results on the MyPC Portal. 
  • If you are interested in additional information about the Sexual Violence Campus Climate Survey, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Click here to check out all of our videos from April 2020