The Lake Forest College Coalition Against Sexual Misconduct
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The Coalition Against Sexual Misconduct is a group of faculty, staff, and students that are appointed to assess campus climate regarding sexual misconduct, identify areas of need, and offer initiatives and programs that support the prevention of sexual violence and harassment.
The Coalition strives to educate the campus community about the College’s role and responsibilities, how individuals and groups can help eliminate sexual misconduct on our campus, and how to be an active bystander in a residential community. Special focus will be given to traditionally underrepresented groups such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, queer (LGBTQ) students, male students, students of color, and international students.
The Coalition also works to:
- Ensure that the College upholds the expectations of relevant state and federal laws, including but not limited to: publishing a comprehensive policy, following resolution procedures as outlined, offering training and education, and reporting data.
- In collaboration with the Title IX office, assess campus climate regarding sexual misconduct, analyze the results, and share information with the campus community.
- Assess campus needs for training, programs, and services; collaborate and provide feedback on the implementation of initiatives and programs that meet the educational goals of the committee.
- Invite a campus-wide or regional task force - including members of local law enforcement, campus administration, the advocacy community, and students – to convene with the Coalition twice a year to share information and bolster collaboration.
The Coalition hosts the following annual events:
- Forester FRIES Day (August)
- Safe Spring Break Event (March)
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month Resource Fair (April)
- Intervene - Bystander Intervention training (Throughout the year)
- About Title IX
- Rights: Equity and Access
- Gender & Sexual Orientation
- Sexual Misconduct
- Prevention, Education, and Training
- Support and Help
- Current News and Communications
Erin Hoffman (co-chair), Associate Dean of Students
Joe Kinsella (co-chair), Head Softball Coach
Karl Turnlund, Director of Residence Life & Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Mary Grigar, Asst. Dean of Students & Director of Health and Wellness
Rick Cohen, Director of Public Safety
Agnes Stepek, Director of Human Resources
Susan Long, Associate Professor of Psychology
Wiktoria Pedryc '24, President of It's On Us