Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Strategic Plan

MSU has developed an institution-wide strategic plan to address sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence and stalking issues that collectively will help foster a safer campus community.

We heard clearly from MSU students, faculty, staff and alumni that we need a significant culture change in our institutional approach to RVSM. We have worked on identifying policies, programs, training, and initiatives that will transform services and prevention and increase accountability.

Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D., MSU professor of psychology, co-chair of the RVSM Expert Advisory Workgroup
Download the report as a PDF.

The strategic plan seeks to increase help-seeking rates and decrease the incidence of RVSM by developing trauma-informed, intersectional programs to address the needs of MSU’s diverse communities. Some of the key initiatives outlined:

  • Expanding trauma-informed services
  • Building trauma-informed culture
  • Strengthening RVSM policy violations, sanctions and discipline process
  • Assessing resources and supports for respondents
  • Strengthening RVSM prevention programming
  • Creating respectful work environments
  • Promoting accountability

The plan outlines these recommendations along with a list of actions and a timeline for measuring this work to track and evaluate the university’s progress toward meeting the goals of the presented initiatives.

Hear from RVSM Expert Advisory Workgroup co-chairs Dr. Rebecca Campbell, professor of psychology and Deputy Chief Andrea Munford, coordinator of the Center for Trauma-Informed Investigative Excellence at the MSU Police Department.

Read more on the MSUToday website.