The Heartland Campus Safety Summit is a workshop for college and university administrators, faculty, staff and students for the purpose of providing education and training for preventing and responding to sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking.The 2016 Summit will be Wednesday and Thursday, November 16-17 and will be held on the campus of Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas (in the greater Kansas City area). The Heartland Campus Safety Summit will host national experts and promote the sharing of best practices among participants. Based on participant feedback, the 2016 summit will be an expanded one-and-a-half day event.
The summit is designed for key campus personnel from the states of Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Those invited include: Title IX coordinators, legal representatives, public safety officers, residential life and student affairs personnel, athletic directors, women’s center staff, student leaders, health and counseling professionals and other campus and community representatives interested in campus safety.
Thanks to corporate and foundation sponsors and partnerships, we are able to keep Heartland Campus Safety Summit registration fees extremely affordable. Our rationale is to encourage campuses to send multi-disciplinary teams to attend, increasing the impact of the Summit on every campus represented. We are committed to hosting a wide range of regional campus safety representatives at every Summit, while maintaining the highest quality conference of its kind.
Campus leaders will be encouraged to develop a team of key campus stakeholders to create comprehensive and integrated approach to preventing and responding to gender-based violence at their institutions. Furthermore, promoting a focused and coherent system of support that encourages respectful, non-violent relationships will also be addressed. The summit’s ultimate goal is to transform area colleges and universities to:
- Prevent abusive behaviors by engaging faculty, staff, and students in promoting healthy relationships
- Ensure that the institution is prepared to respond promptly and effectively to incidents and reports of violence when they do occur
- Ultimately to change campus norms so that campus members hold themselves and each other to respectful and non-violent standards of interpersonal behavior
The conceptual framework for this educational summit was developed with the assistance of the report, Beyond Title IX: Guidelines for Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence in Higher Education.
This document was developed by Futures Without Violence and the Avon Foundation for Women.
2015 Summit Feedback
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“Great conference, I hope to bring more individuals from my institution next year.”
“Always useful and beneficial.”
“Extremely beneficial to have review of information already known and being able to learn more. Great opportunity for continued education on what other campuses are doing.”
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“This is my second time. I am astonished yet again by the quality, investment and dedication of everyone involved, participated and presented.”
“I look forward to these summits and the opportunity to bring students to this rich educational experience.”
“Excellent! Heart-felt thanks for helping this issue in front of us. It is absolutely crucial”.
“Once again I’m leaving energized and ready to bring the vast amount of info back to my campus.”
“One of the best conferences I have attended.”
The Heartland Campus Safety Summit has been the foundational Summit from Jana’s Campaign since 2013; its model has since been expanded to both the Midwest Campus Safety Summit and the Rocky Mountain Campus Safety Summit. The Midwest Campus Safety Summit is held in Muncie, IN, and the Rocky Mountain Campus Safety Summit is held in Colorado Springs, CO. Together, both of the summits have attracted hundreds of participants from dozens of states across the United States.
About Jana’s Campaign
Jana’s Campaign is a national education and prevention organization with offices in Kansas and Colorado. Our mission is to provide quality educational programming that prevents gender and relationship violence. Working through secondary schools, colleges and universities and community-based organizations and agencies, Jana’s Campaign delivers specialized prevention strategies and curricula that is designed to prevent violence, build healthy relationships and create new social norms. To learn more about Jana’s Campaign, please visit www.janascampaign.org.