I Support Students for Survivors
Students for Survivors issued a list of demands to the University of Cincinnati on November 22, 2016. Fulfilling the requirements on the demands would better equip the university to meet the needs of survivors of sexual assault. The document provides a timeline of events, the list of demands, research for each demand, and outlines feasible steps to provide sufficient support. Students for Survivors urges you to join them in supporting survivors, addressing rape culture, and pushing for change on campus.
Signing this petition would serve as a statement of solidarity with Students for Survivors and our demands to transform the University of Cincinnati.
The Demands are as Follows:
I. We demand that the University of Cincinnati update the policy on sex offenses with adequate and correct information.
II. We demand that the University of Cincinnati publicly address the current state of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), revoke the mandated session limit, and provide adequate mental health services for students immediately.
III. We demand that the University of Cincinnati hire a full time Title IX Coordinator, and to hire staff that will be able to respond to Title IX reports in a timely and efficient manner.
IV. We demand that the University of Cincinnati publicly apologize to former RECLAIM advocates and all survivors of sexual assault.
V. We demand that the University of Cincinnati establish a gender-based violence response department by the start of the 2018-2019 academic year.
VI. We demand the University of Cincinnati establish an effective campus-based peer advocacy program for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence by the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.
VII. We demand that the University of Cincinnati enforce a comprehensive consent curriculum that is mandatory for all students to complete.
VIII. We demand that the University of Cincinnati require all faculty, staff, and student workers under go trauma informed training.
IX. We demand that the University of Cincinnati provide an update on the $12,400 grant from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office awarded to the Office of Public Safety to expand support services for survivors of sexual assault.
X. We demand that the University of Cincinnati create an easily accessible website page that includes all of the resources available for survivors that is updated monthly.
The document can be found at http://www.studentsforsurvivors.com/the-demands.html.