Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Along with Title IX compliance, institutions of higher learning must be in compliance with the Clery Act. Both the Clery Act and Title IX are some of the most powerful acts of law that ensure that institutions are properly reporting and that students are provided due process rights for grievance procedures, and that students who are victims are provided adequate service and support. Institutions of higher learning are required by the Clery Act to ensure that campuses are properly recording crimes, have campus mechanisms and policies in place to prevent and respond to crimes on or at campus events, and that there is transparency between students and the campus leadership when responding and reporting crimes. 

Learn more about the Clery Act here: 

 #FirstStep #PacificPartnersProject #NCSAM 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

If you or someone you know was the victim of sexual
assault, it is important to learn your rights.

#NCSAM #PacificPartnersProject #FirstStep

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Saturday, September 09, 2017

Good Morning and Hafa Adai! 
We are pleased to provide you with the September issue of kNOw MORE News. 
Happy Reading! 

Friday, September 01, 2017

The Pacific Partners Project

September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM)! Each September, the Clery Center partners with colleges, universities, and other organizations to offer campus safety resources, programming, and ideas.

This year’s theme is Taking the First Step, which underscores the necessity of being informed and taking the first step towards community and college activity to promote safety on campuses. GCASAFV has partnered with post-secondary institutions in the Pacific Region to ensure school campuses are safe, violence-free, and conducive to learning called the Pacific Partners Project. The project focuses on the strategies strategies to build capacity and carry out the needs assessment in developing and sustaining core elements of campus sexual assault policies and prevention programming while maintaining cultural sensitivity and relevance in our communities.

If you would like to know about the Pacific Partners Project and its partners, contact Francesca Gatuz at #PacificPartnersProject #GCASAFV #FirstStep

Caption: Representatives from American Samoa Community College, College of Marshall Islands, College of Micronesia-FSM, Faithwalk Christian College, GCA Trades Academy, Guam Community College, Northern Marianas College, Northern Marianas Trades Institute, Ohwa Theological College, Palau Community College, and University of Guam gathered together in Saipan, MP to discuss campus sexual misconduct policy and prevention programming.

Technology has made it easier and more convenient for people to communicate with each other. It has also made it faster and easier for people to share images of every nature. Technology in this manner can do a lot of good when used for good intentions. If you or someone you know is a victim of "revenge porn," find out how to take your life back!

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

 As everyone is returning to school, we should be mindful that sexual assault does not stop or take a break. Do something, be a part of the ongoing conversations about the severity of this issue, and begin the process of finding solutions.
Here are some facts to keep in mind regarding sexual assault:

Friday, August 18, 2017

Let the school year begin! Remember that you have rights as a student to your college or institution of higher education. When it comes to crimes committed on campus, your college should be aware of the reporting options available. 
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