Timeline of University Actions
Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response
Sexual Harassment Policy 339 revised.
Salt Lake Tribune breaks story about Torrey Green, exposing gaps in sexual misconduct prevention and response efforts at USU.
USU releases recommendations from an internal inquiry into how USU handled information provided about Torrey Green crimes.
President Albrecht creates new Sexual Violence Task Force and working groups (including Implementation and Coordinating Committee) with then Provost Noelle Cockett as chair.
USU begins using Maxient software system to more effectively track reports of sexual misconduct and discrimination across all campuses.
Noelle Cockett named university president and continues leadership of Sexual Violence Task Force.
Policy and procedures on confidential and anonymous reporting by students adopted in Student Code.
USU launches campaign defining sexual consent, "Consent Is."
DOJ Office of Violence Against Women (VAWA) awards USU grant to create community-wide response to sexual violence.
USU receives notice on Jan. 12, 2017, from the Department of Justice that it was initiating an investigation into the university's responses to reports of student-on-student and employee-on-student sexual harassment, including sexual assault, between 2013 and 2017.
USU conducts first sexual misconduct survey for students.
Prevention, Education and Training Working Group recommends prevention strategy to Task Force: included mandatory online prevention for all freshman, the Upstanding bystander intervention program, and hiring a prevention specialist to coordinate both these efforts.
USU releases new website to co-locate sexual assault resources in one online landing page: usu.edu/sexual-respect
4,000+ USU community members sign the “I Will” pledge campaign to stop sexual assault.
USU releases details of 2016 internal inquiry.
USU implements a “hard mandate” for all new students to take an online sexual assault prevention course before the end of their first semester.
USU launches “Upstanding” bystander intervention program: total 2808 trained.
USU hires outside firm to investigate music department allegations – releases recommendations.
USU overhauls Title IX oversight.
USU launches first Start by Believing campaign to address bias issues that affect survivor disclosures.
USU invests $100,000-plus to add more than 50 new video cameras across campus, including a camera at the bottom of Old Main hill.
USU begins overhaul of fraternity and sorority life system to improve student safety and accountability; USU commits to training all fraternities and sororities in bystander intervention and consent on an annual basis.
USU creates Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Advisory Committee comprised of community members, alumni, and experts in the field.
SAAVI moves under Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology and two new positions (outreach coordinator and therapist) funded and staffed.
USU hires new fraternity and sorority life coordinator, Paige Eidenschenk, to facilitate changes in how chapters are recognized by USU, including monitoring safety issues and mentoring fraternity and sorority life leadership.
USU hires new prevention specialist staff, Emmalee Fishburn, position in Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity office to coordinate campus-wide sexual misconduct prevention efforts targeting students and employees.
University trains 3640 in Upstanding.
USU names new Title IX Coordinator, Hilary Renshaw.
USU hires new director of the Office of Equity.
University revises in-person employee sexual harassment prevention and responsible employee trainings and rolled out in-person trainings at statewide campuses.
Community engagement working group convened to discuss opportunities to address sexual violence by working with local faith leaders.
USU launches Upstanding social norms campaign.
SAAVI releases healthy online dating social media campaign.
USU implements second sexual misconduct survey for students.
SAAVI organizes second Start by Believing campaign.
Office of Equity hires supportive measures specialist, Brittani Naegle, to coordinate accommodations for students.
USU's AAEO office updates its name to "Office of Equity" to better communicate its role on campus. The Office of Equity oversees Title IX compliance for all USU campuses.
USU releases results of second sexual misconduct survey.
Office of Equity hires third investigator, Michael Barrett, to coordinate responses and work with students on statewide campuses.