In past efforts to prevent sexual violence amongst students, the Jeanne Clery Act was passed in 1998. Under this act, both public and private universities became responsible for the disclosure of campus crime information such as dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. In this past year, an amendment to this act came forth, known as the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act. This “new and improved” act aims to prevent sexual violence through proper education and instilling awareness.
Through a collaborative effort, Enterprise Systems worked closely with the Dean of Students to ensure compliance throughout NMSU. ICT assisted with the development and implementation of the training system that was adopted for the use of NMSU students. The technical development support provided by ICT along with the efforts of the NMSU community ensures that the SaVE act is, and will continue to be successful.
At NMSU, all new students are now required to complete a training that tackles issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. These trainings, which take place at new student registration, and/or other various orientations held throughout the year, can be accessed through banner self-service. Once students begin to register, they are prompted with a message that directs them to the NMSU Respects Training. Students then watch a PowerPoint presentation that is followed by a set of questions. This allows the training to be incorporated as part of the normal registration process for new students.
Since its implementation, the SaVE Act training program has gained positive feedback from students, faculty, and staff. With proper facilitation of awareness, a safer campus can be achieved! Happy Computing!
ACANS Newsletter Coordinator