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Sexual Misconduct & Bystander Intervention

Student Groups Fall 2015

Nicole Johnson

on 3 August 2017

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Transcript of Sexual Misconduct & Bystander Intervention

Relationship Red Flags

Extreme jealousy and or possessiveness
Constant put-downs
Telling the other person what to do
Threats- in person, via email, or text message
Isolating the partner from friends/ family
Seeking/ maintaining financial control
Sexual Misconduct Policy & Bystander Intervention
Implement Help
Presented by:
Office of the Dean of Students
Opportunity Development
Office of Student Involvement
Department of Student Health Promotion

Learning Outcomes & Goals
It's on us
Why People Don't Intervene?
Did not know how to intervene
Assumed it was not a problem
Assumed someone else would do something
Did not know when to intervene
Feared a negative outcome

Bystander Effect
Bystander Steps
Notice the event
Interpret it as a problem
Ambiguity & Conformity
Assume personal responsibility
Diffusion of Responsibility
Know how to help
Direct, Delegate & Distract
Implement the help (Step Up!)
Define the Sexual Misconduct
Understand the importance of Bystander Intervention and identify ways to intervene
Know resources on and off campus for instances of Sexual Misconduct
Know how to report incidents of Sexual Misconduct & retaliation

Phenomenon in which someone is less likely to intervene in an emergency situation when others are present than when he or she is alone.
Diffusion of Responsibility
Sexual Misconduct Policy
Sexual Harassment
Sexual Exploitation
Non-Consensual Sexual Contact
The deliberate touching of a person's intimate parts (including genitalia, groin, breast or buttocks, or clothing covering any of those areas), without effective consent.
Using force to cause a person to touch his or her own or another person's intimate parts, without effective consent.
Non-Consensual sexual Intercourse
Penetration (anal, oral or vaginal) by a penis, tongue, finger, or an inanimate object without Effective Consent.

Engaging in Sexual Intercourse with someone who is in a “black-out” from drugs or alcohol.

Engaging in Sexual Intercourse with someone who is asleep.
Dating/ Domestic violence
Effective Consent
Words or actions that show a knowing and voluntary agreement to engage in a mutually agreed-upon sexual activity.
Effective Consent Requires
Must entail and uninfluenced yes
Happens one step at a time every- time
Is free to be taken back at any time
No Effective Consent
Ignoring or acting in spite of the objections of another
Activity in question exceeds the scope of consent previously given
Sexual Harassment
Sexual Exploitation
Non-consensual sexual contact
Non-consensual sexual intercourse
Dating violence
Domestic violence
How Can it Occur?
Strangers, acquaintances and people in an intimate relationship.
Who can commit Sexual Misconduct?
Men or women
Unwelcome conduct based on sex or gender stereotypes, which is so severe or pervasive that is unreasonably interferes with a person's employment, academic performance, or participation in university programs


Creates a working, learning, program or activity environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile or offensive.
What are some examples of Sexual Harassment?
What are can we do to intervene if sexual harassment occurs?
Taking sexual advantage of another person without effective consent, and includes:
Causing or attempting to cause the incapacitation of another
Recording, photographing or transmitting identifiable images of private sexual activity and/ or the intimate parts of another without effective consent
engaging in voyeurism/ exhibitionism
Is this Sexual Exploitation?
Your friend recently broke up with their girlfriend and started creating memes using naked photos of her and sending them to you and other GSU students.
What are some examples of Sexual Exploitation?
"two people agreeing to do the same thing
in the same way at the same time"
Dating violence is defined by social relationships of a romantic or intimate nature. Domestic violence is defined by cohabitation, shared children, being similarly situated to a spouse, or protections under the domestic or family violence laws.
Engaging in a course of conduct directed toward another person that would cause a reasonable person to:

Fear for his or her safety or the safety of immediate family members or close acquaintances
Suffer substantial emotional distress.
Based on the definitions were there any violations of the Sexual Misconduct Policy?
Sexual Harassment
Sexual Exploitation
Non- Consensual Sexual Contact
Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse
Dating/Domestic Violence
Confidential Disclosure
Student Victim Assistance
75 Piedmont, Suite 239
404-413-1965 (after hours/ weekend services)

Student Health Clinic
141 Piedmont Ave

Counseling & Testing Center
75 Piedmont Suite 200
404-413-1640 (after hour/ weekend services available)
University Report
Title IX Coordinators
Student Violations
Office of the Dean of Students
Student Center East, Suite 303

Faculty/ Staff Violations
Office of Opportunity Development/Diversity Education Planning
1 Park Place South, Suite 308

LAw Enforcement Report
On campus:
Georgia State University Police

Off campus:
Local jurisdiction
Disclosure & Reporting OPtions
Responsible Employees
All employees who are not confidential are considered responsible employees who have a responsibility to report incidents of sexual misconduct.

all responsible employees are required:
inform the student or staff of their responsibility to immediately report incidents of sexual misconduct.
inform one of GSU Title IX Coordinators

Retaliation against any member of the university community who makes a report of sexual misconduct or cooperates in the review of such a report is strictly prohibited.
Retaliation includes:
adverse action or speech
Over 40% of college students have experienced some form of relationship violence.
**Forke, Myers, Catallozzi, & Schwarz, 2008
Physical Abuse
Sexual Abuse
80/20 Rule
How did people Direct, Delegate & Distract?
To recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
To identify situations in which sexual assault may occur.
To intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
To create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
Characteristics of Healthy Relationships
•Absence of physical, mental or emotional violence
•Common interests
•Equal power
•Healthy communication
•Mutual respect
•Similar goals

What would you do?
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