Sexual Assault Violence Prevention
Daemen College takes the health and wellness of its students very seriously. To that end, and in compliance with Clery, Title IX, the Campus SaVE Act Initiatives, as well as NY State Education Law 129-B, Student Affairs maintains regular efforts to examine Daemen’s policies, protocol and programming as it relates to reducing sexual assault, dating abuse, and stalking, as well as substance abuse education.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) - April 2020
Inspired by Mary Simmerling's poem, view Daemen's What Were You Wearing? Online Survivor Art Exhibit. Trigger warning: This installation contains descriptions of gender based violence. Please practice self-care as needed and utilize these resources 24/7/365:
- Daemen College Campus Safety - 716.839.7233
- Crisis Services of Buffalo & Erie County - 716.834.3131
- 24 Hour NYS Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline - 1.800.942.6906
- National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline - 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)
Daemen College Counseling Services is currently offering Teletherapy (Virtual Counseling)! Click here to complete the inquiry form to make an appointment. Questions? Contact the office by email: email@example.com or phone: 716-839-7380. Please note, due to NYS licensing restrictions, teletherapy services can only be provided to students who are currently in NYS. For students outside of NYS, a counselor can offer a consultation to connect them with local resources in their community.
We are committed to reducing barriers for students to report sexual assault and violence. To that end, we have partnered with Capptivation to launch the Reach Out Editions App, an anonymous smartphone resource guide. The Reach Out Editions App is available for download in the Apple and Google Play Stores.
- With this comprehensive resource at their fingertips, students can gain information and resources for navigating the reporting process, seek support and connect with resources both on campus and in the community.
- In accordance with the Clery Act and Title IX, the Reach Out Editions App offers a Responsible Employees version for staff to be informed and report instances of sexual misconduct.
Wildcats Reach Out
- In collaboration with student members of the Wildcat Wellness Committee, the Wildcats Reach Out campaign was designed and launched in Spring 2019
- Students and administrators partnered to create campaign materials that inform, engage and educate students on the app, reporting rights and support
- Wildcats Reach Out - Campaign & App Overview
- Wildcats Reach Out - Campus Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights &FAQ's
- Wildcats Reach Out - Large Brochure
The Student Handbook is the College's official policy and procedure statement of rights and responsibilities as a Daemen College student. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the handbook and to refer to it as needed for detailed statements of policy and procedure.
- Sexual Violence Policies & Procedures
- Wildcats Reach Out - Campaign & App Overview
- Wildcats Reach Out - Campus Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights
The College’s efforts do not operate in a vacuum – it partners with the following entities and professionals on campus: Campus Care Team, Campus Safety, Title IX Coordinator, Laurie Walsh, J.D., firstname.lastname@example.org & student groups.
AlcholEDU & SexualAssault Prevention courses by Everfi
- Required of all entering students (first year, transfer & graduate students)
- Purpose: educate students on policies, acceptable behavior, and how to intervene
- Included: Videos, scenarios, information and interactive components
- An annual report is completed and reviewed to improve the effectiveness of the program
- Failing to complete the courses = $50 added to student bill
Campus Climate & Culture
- Featured presentation during transfer and spring orientation and welcome back weekend
- Topics: Diversity, Bias/Discrimination and Sexual Violence Prevention
- Three D's of Bystander Intervention: Direct, Delegate, Distract
- Students complete pre- and post-tests to evaluate their knowledge, attitudes, and skills
- 2018-2019 Campus Climate Report
- Daemen partners with Crisis Services of Buffalo to offer training sessions
- Who gets trained: student leaders (athletes, RAs, OLs, Greek Life, Tour Guides, Peer Mentors)
- 10% of the student population are trained in this capacity
- Sessions: 90 minute sessions (3 levels) for first time and continuing learners
- Outcomes: students will have the ability, skills, and confidence to identify problematic behavior, intervene effectively, and report
Faculty & Staff Training
- Annual notices sent to faculty and staff about what to report and to whom
- Each year, additional training is provided to each academic department
- Review disclosures, answer questions and share resources
Wildcat Wellness Committee
- Student driven group focused on creating engaging, educational wellness opportunities
- Faculty, staff and administrators provide support and guidance to students
- Formerly, the Student Wellness Action Group (SWAG)
- For more information on Wildcat Wellness initiatives, visit the Wildcat Wellness page.
Counseling Services, The CHIP Center (Wick 117B-120)
- Professionally licensed mental health professionals respond to the needs of students in a compassionate, competent, and confidential manner
- Services offered: Individual counseling, mediation and consultation
- Confidential sessions: student privacy and trust is of utmost importance and is protected by state laws and professional ethical standards
- For more information, click here: Daemen College Counseling Services
The College’s efforts do not operate in a vacuum – it partners with the Campus Care Team, Campus Safety, Title IX Coordinator, Laurie Walsh, J.D., email@example.com, and student groups. The college aligned efforts to accomplish the following:
- Create a conduct review process that is fair, consistent, and expedient for both the complainant and respondent. The policies and procedures not only comply with the policies outlined by the federal and state governments, but also with the best practices in the profession. Daemen College prides itself on balancing compassion with adjudication and education. Students can review the conduct review process in the Student Handbook.
- Continuous improvement of marketing materials to inform students who may have experienced a sexual assault or harassment about their rights, reporting process and support
- Require a web-based educational orientation, for all incoming students (including transfers and graduate programs) during the summer and early part of the fall term each year. This program addresses alcohol, drug, and sexual assault violence prevention.
- Bystander Intervention Training for all student leaders before classes begin each year. This training includes: Athletes, Greek Leaders, Student Ambassadors, Resident Assistants, Tour Guides, Peer Mentors, and Orientation Leaders. Designed by Crisis Services of Buffalo, this 90-minute class teaches student leaders what to look out for and how to address and prevent something from happening.
- Education for Faculty and Staff, including Campus Security Authorities under the Clery Act and Responsible Persons under Title IX on how to report a crime. One part of that training for CSAs and Responsible Persons is an annual online presentation.
- Regular education and programming including: Red Flag Campaign, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Passive Programming Campaigns, and more.