APRIL 2022: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and NSU's Title IX staff and Peer Educators have planned a month of events and opportunities for engagement. We start the month with a webinar on April 4 on Trauma-Informed Healthcare, celebrate Take Back the Night on April 15 with a vigil and Open Mic Night, and provide opportunities to engage virtually, in-person or through creative expression. You can also participate by donating to the Hygiene and Clothing Drive, where donations will be given to the Nancy J. Cotterman Center, Broward County's comprehensive rape crisis center. View the complete SAAM schedule and show your support for our NSU community to be free of sexual violence!
FEBRUARY 2022: February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The theme for 2022 is "Be Kind to Your Mind" highlighting the importance of mental health for youth, especially given that 1 in 3 teens experience dating violence in the United States. Learn more through events in Broward County from our community partner, Women in Distress.
JANUARY 2022: January is the 18th annual National Stalking Awareness Month, reminding us all to learn to recognize and respond to the crime of stalking. Title IX staff have compiled some stalking prevention resources and will be tabling on campus later this month. In addition, a discussion guide about You Season 3 has been provided to Resident Assistants to utilize in conversations with students about how the media portrays stalking. Learn more......
NOVEMBER 2021: There are some new resources available on the Title IX site, including information for pregnant and parenting students as well as an FAQ site for faculty and staff. In addition, a resource page about how to protect your privacy and options to address rumors or other social media posts is available.
OCTOBER 2021 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH: Domestic Violence can impact anyone regardless of race, gender, financial status, or sexual orientation. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, more than 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience intimate partner dating violence, intimate sexual violence and/or intimate partner stalking at some point in their lifetimes. Educate yourself about the signs of abuse, including the prevalence of relationship violence in the state of Florida specifically, and if you or someone you know is experiencing domestic or dating violence, please contact the national hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or email us at titleIX@nova.edu for support and resources.
AUGUST 2021 NEW Student & Employee Training: All new NSU students and employees (hired July 1, 2021 or later) should have received an email with a link to take the new online training, due within the first 30 days at NSU. In addition, adjunct faculty who are teaching and have not completed the online training in 2021 will be enrolled in the training. If you have any difficulties accessing or completing the training, please contact us at titleIX@nova.edu.
JULY 2021 Training Update: Last chance to complete the online training is this month! The online training is undergoing a major update and will be re-launched in August 2021. Employees and students new to NSU (after July 1, 2021) will be assigned to the training in August. Any questions may be directed to titleIX@nova.edu.
APRIL 2021 SAAM: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) - please check out NSU's full month of virtual events. Events hosted by national and local organizations as well as NSU's Title IX Peer Educators provide extensive and diverse opportunities for individuals of a variety of ages and backgrounds to engage in a variety of awareness activities this month. See the full list of SAAM 2021 Events.
JANUARY 2021 Online Training: The online training for all NSU students, faculty, and staff has been updated in compliance with Title IX regulations, and is being assigned to all NSU students, staff, and faculty. Employees have been notified of how to complete the course in NSU Careers. The Student version is being finalized and students will receive an email with instructions to complete the course in Canvas. If you have any difficulties, please visit the FAQ for Employees or the FAQ for Students.
AUGUST 2020 New Policy & Procedures: The Department of Education recently released new regulations regarding Title IX, and NSU’s Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy and associated procedures have been revised to ensure NSU’s compliance with this important law. While there are revisions to policy and procedures, the expectations of the NSU community remain the same – to refrain from engaging in sexual misconduct and to engage in appropriate bystander intervention. Employees are still required to report potential incidents of Sexual Misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator and students can still expect a high level of support from the Title IX staff. Despite shifts in regulatory requirements, our purpose remains the same: to lead the prevention and resolution of sexual misconduct through caring responses and the creation of community champions to eradicate sexual harassment and violence.
MARCH 2020 Responses to Sexual Misconduct during COVID-19: Whether at the Davie campus or participating virtually, Title IX support for students and employees continues. Our usual forms of communication are still open: the online reporting form remains the best way to report concerns, email is the quickest way to reach us, and we can also be reached by phone. We will continue to communicate with students primarily by email, with options for virtual and telephone meetings. In addition, sexual assault awareness programming and other educational opportunities will be provided through virtual and other creative means until we can ensure the safety of in-person engagement.