Campus Accountability Project

V-Day and SAFER are proud to partner to bring a transformative policy reform initiative to college campuses. With your help, we can make colleges and universities across the United States safer for all students.

A Demand for College Sexual Assault Policy Reform!

     Why the Campus Accountability Project?

    When you add your school to the CAP database, you:

  • Hold your school accountable for effectively preventing and responding to sexual violence by publicly reporting what's happening on the ground.

  • Promote transparency around the issue of sexual assault on campus! We want to hear the good and the bad!

  • Use the process of policy analysis to create a list of demands to improve the current sexual assault policy and programming at your school.

  • Build a case for change by checking out comparable schools and what they're doing to end campus sexual violence.

  • Help us expand our national database of policies. You’ll be building a research tool for other student activists and researchers/advocates in the anti-violence field.

Analysis Before Action

Figure out how your school frames the issue of sexual violence, what they're doing well and what could use improvement.

SAFER and V-Day encourage you to roll up your sleeves and dig in to your school's policy to see just what’s offered at your school. How does your school define consent? Does your school offer primary prevention education? Is it mandatory? What happens if someone you know is sexually assaulted on campus? Does your school articulate the rights of the accused? Do you know who to call in an emergency and who is a mandatory reporter? Are you surprised you don't know the answers to these questions?

Is your school is in the policies database, but you still want to help us build the Campus Accountability Project?   You can use your personal and social networks to let your friends at other colleges and universities know about SAFER and the CAP.   Feel free to send this template letter.

To submit your school's policy to the database, register here for free.  

Once logged in, you can submit your school.

Our policy review form will guide you through specific questions about what your school does and does not offer according to the current policy on the books. A complete policy analysis will probably take around two hours, but you can save as you go & come back to it. Your name will not be published with your analysis. Only students can submit to CAP. If you are not a current student, you can use this template letter to encourage a student you know to participate.

Once completed, your policy will be fact-checked by trained SAFER staff and published about three weeks after you complete your submission. This is a great way to kick off a movement to improve how sexual assault is addressed and prevented at your school. For more information about how to start a policy-reform campaign, check out the Activist Resource Center and consider bringing us to your school for a training.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you get stuck at any point in the process of policy analysis. You can e-mail us at cap (@) safercampus.org

For more information about what we hope to accomplish with the Campus Accountability Project, you can read the initial project announcement here.

 

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