About the Project

Mission

Sexual violence, as well as the norms and behaviors that perpetuate it, impact everyone's ability to thrive intellectually, socially, emotionally, spiritually and physically. Dartmouth seeks to foster a community in which all members have the support of their peers and the institution to challenge the norms that allow power-based violence to persist. All members of the Dartmouth community should expect safety and accountability.

Outcomes

To put our mission into action, we identified four behavioral outcomes that will indicate that we are fulfilling our mission to shift the culture and create a climate where we significantly reduce, if not eliminate, sexual violence in our community. By engaging with the project, students will ideally cultivate and strengthen skills to show increases in the following: 

  • Outcome 1:  Using resources, if needed, & supporting those who have been impacted by sexual violence (i.e. sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, or harassment)
     
  • Outcome 2:  Developing positive relationships & positive sexual behavior
     
  • Outcome 3:  Using your power in positive ways to foster equity & belonging
     
  • Outcome 4:  Checking-in & stepping-in across the spectrum of harm to prevent sexual violence

Development, Implementation, & Progress

To reach our intended behavioral outcomes, it will take several years to develop, pilot, and evaluate new components for each year; integrate components into student and academic life; devise, implement, and refine a web-based tracking system; build an infrastructure for accountability and sustainability; and evaluate the overall efficacy of the project.

To learn more about our development, implementation, and progress, visit the timeline