1st Edition

Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus Challenging Traditional Approaches through Program Innovation

Edited By Sara Carrigan Wooten, Roland W. Mitchell Copyright 2017
    232 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    232 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Amid the ongoing national conversation regarding campus sexual assault, this book thoughtfully explores existing programmatic interventions while wrestling with fundamental questions regarding the cultural shifts in our nation’s higher education institutions. Stressing the critical importance of student inclusion in policy decisions and procedures, scholars and experts provide complex and nuanced analyses of institutional practices, while exploring themes of race, sexuality, and sexual freedom. This volume addresses many of the unanswered questions in the present dialogue on campus sexual violence, including: What’s working and not working? How can outcomes be assessed or measured? What resources are needed to ensure success? This volume provides a truly fresh contribution for higher education and student affairs practitioners seeking to alter, design, or implement effective sexual assault prevention resources at their universities and colleges.


    Foreword – Rachel Alicia Griffin


    – Sara Carrigan Wooten & Roland W. Mitchell


    Part I. Students as Partners and Stakeholders

    1. Blending Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention when Training Student Volunteers on College Campuses
    2. – Traci Thomas-Card & Katie Eichele

    3. An Academic Credit Model for Training Hearing Panels
    4. – Chris Loschiavo

    5. A Question of Consent: Engaging Men in Making Responsible Sexual Decisions
    6. – Beverly McPhail

      Part II. Challenging Assumptions about Race, Gender, and Sexuality

    7. Examining Bystander Intervention in the Wake of #BlackLivesMatter and #TransLivesMatter
    8. – Adriane Bang, Annie Kerrick & Christian K. Wuthrich

    9. Powerful or Playful? A Case Study of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
    10. – Kristina Kamis & Susan Iverson

      Part III. Ending Rape Culture as a Campus-Wide Mission

    11. Creating a Culture Shift in Response to Sexual Violence on College Campuses
    12. – Matthew R. Shupp, Stephanie Erdice & Cecil Howard

    13. The Role of Campus-Based Advocacy and Prevention Professionals in Campus Culture Change
    14. – Lauren "LB" Klein, Jill Dunlap & Andrew Rizzo

    15. A Community Approach to Sustainable Sexual Assault Prevention Strategies
    16. – Mary Geller & Lori Klapperich

    17. Building a Comprehensive Violence Prevention Program: Five Lessons Learned While Striving for Success

    – Jennifer L. Graham, Melissa D. Gerrior & Carrie L. Cook

    Afterword: The Anti-Campus Sexual Assault Activism Movement Under Title IX

    – Laura L. Dunn

    List of Contributors



    Sara Carrigan Wooten is a Doctoral Candidate in Educational Leadership and Research at Louisiana State University, USA.

    Roland W. Mitchell is the Joe Ellen Levy Yates Endowed Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Research Engagement and Graduate Studies in the College of Human Sciences and Education at Louisiana State University, USA.

    At a time when campuses from coast to coast are scrambling for information, direction, and resources, Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus offers an astute entry point in response to rudimentary yet essential institutional inquiries such as: Where do we begin? What is working well elsewhere? What should we do and how will we do it?...My hope is that you are as compelled as I was to engage with each chapter and ponder: What can we learn from Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus to change our campus culture as if lives depend on us doing so, because of course they do. 

    --From the Foreword by Rachel Alicia Griffin, Assistant Professor of Race and Communication, University of Utah, USA


    This collection of on-the-ground efforts to address sexual violence on campus is both nuanced and novel.  Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus provides balance between long-standing programs and new initiatives, offering readers a range of sexual violence prevention efforts to consider.  The description of each program is sufficiently rich to encourage readers to reflect on their own practice as well as imagine new possibilities.

    --Jody Jessup-Anger, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Marquette University, USA