Our Goals

In 2012, the Respect Program developed a strategic plan for 2012-2015.  Below is an overview of the goals set forth in that plan, which was created with feedback from faculty, staff, and students.

Strategic Goal 1: Empower students as leaders and active bystanders

-          Advise and build capacity of student organizations and their leadership

-          Engage graduate students

-          Establish a prevention-focused peer education program

-          Build student staff and leader capacity as active bystanders

-          Establish Orientation programming to engage students and increase awareness

-          Develop, facilitate, and evaluate evidence-informed mini-courses, workshops, training programs, and guest lectures to build student capacity.

-          Ensure inclusion and tailoring of education to populations of interest and underserved students

-          Recruit, hire, train, and supervise interns

-          Engage students as co-facilitators, presenters, and writers at all levels, including for national conferences and publications

-          Provide opportunities for ongoing student feedback and inclusion

Strategic Goal 2: Increase the visibility of sexual assault and relationship violence issues in general and the Respect Program specifically

-          Proactively communicate the program name, mission, vision, values, and goals to constituents and stakeholders using multiple approaches

-          Increase the Respect Program’s presence in Orientation, key events, and associated materials

-          Establish a media strategy, including an accessible web presence

-          Expand the visibility of the program as a part of the Office of Health Promotion and overall prevention messaging

-          Establish central calendars for prevention and awareness months

-          Maintain a student-friendly portion of the Office of Health Promotion website and establish a url (respect.emory.edu)

-          Sustain a presence on campus throughout the entire school  year that demonstrates that sexual assault prevention is a critical part of the university’s work and Respect is an integral part of the university community

Strategic Goal 3: Build a more supportive, accountable community to address sexual assault and relationship violence and help those students who are affected.

-          Provide confidential individual consultations and advocacy for undergraduate and graduate students

-          Promote full implementation of Title IX/Dear Colleague Letter recommendations

-          Maintain close relationships with responders and review cases via the Sexual Misconduct Response Team (SMRT)

-          Provide customized training sessions to individuals responding to students in crisis

-          Increase the presence of resources and information across campus

-          Review the sexual misconduct/Title IX policies, processes, and sanctions

-          Increase opportunities for ongoing professional development

Strategic Goal 4: Establish sustainable, diverse collaborations within and outside of Emory focusing on prevention

-          Develop and implement efforts to integrate sexual assault and alcohol and other drug abuse prevention

-          Engage in collaborative training and student engagement for social justice

-          Collaborate with arts and media organizations as well as other creative efforts

-          Establish ongoing partnerships with the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life and Interfraternity Council, Intersorority Council, the National Panhellenic Council, and the Multicultural Greek Council.

-          Engage male-identified students in prevention

-          Establish Orientation programming to address sexual assault prevention

-          Convene and engage the Respect Program Advisory Board

-          Establish partnerships with local and national violence prevention organizations

-          Establish the Respect Program as a top college sexual assault prevention program