Education & Training Opportunities
The College mandates Title IX and Sexual Harassment training for all employees at the time of hire and then annually after that. Throughout each academic year, the Title IX Coordinator will provide the college community with additional educational resources. The college has partnered with Safe Colleges to provide the online Sexual Harassment and Title IX training.
All Jackson College adjuncts, through Edustaff, are also required to complete Sexual Harassment training through the Global Compliance Network on Sexual Harassment.
Sexual Assault Awareness Week
The statistics are staggering: in the U.S., someone is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. April 8-12 was Sexual Assault Awareness Week across all Jackson College campuses, with a variety of activities planned to bring knowledge and awareness to this problem.
No Zebras, No Excuses Addressing Sexual Aggression and Bystander Intervention
Date: August 30,2019
In Fall 2018, 338 individuals at Jackson College attended No Zebras, No Excuses and began the year with positive conversation about everyone’s role in shaping a culture that works to prevent sexual assault and support survivors of this heinous crime.
The No Zebras program uses real world situations presented in short video vignettes. The vignettes give examples of sexual assault, stalking, partner violence and harassment in real life environments based upon actual situations. Between each vignette peer educators speak with the audience; addressing behaviors, reinforcing laws, and policies, while discussing the actions that could be used to intercede.
The highly acclaimed No Zebras, No Excuses has been tested, researched and continually improved since it was first introduced to all new students at Central Michigan University in 1999. Since that time, countless university audiences around the United States have seen this program. Additionally, No Zebras has been the focus of trainings to military personnel throughout the world.
Each educator has several hundred hours of sexual aggression education and advocacy training/experience. This one of a kind program gets results without alienating the audience.
- Jackson College Campus Crime & Fire Statistics Report
- Sexual Discrimination, Harassment, and Violence: Support for Survivors– A resource guide for discrimination based on sex/gender, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence.
- Association of American Universities 2015 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct
- Data.gov – Sexual assault datasets
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Sexual Violence
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center