Campus Safety: Improving Prevention and Response Efforts, Hearing Before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, July 13, 2016   [open pdf - 1000KB]

This testimony compilation is from the July 13, 2016 hearing "Campus Safety: Improving Prevention and Response Efforts" before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. From the statement of Rick Amweg: "Harassment, intimidation, bullying and hazing are often times thought of as occurring only in the elementary and secondary (K‐12) school environments. Until recently, most research in this area has focused on students in this environment. Studies now show that bullying and related activities as well as cyberbullying does not end with high school. Some reports indicate that nearly 25 percent of college students are victims or bullying or hazing. [...] Two approaches to this issue need to be considered: Prevention and Response. Some measures, such as training programs for campus staff that interact with students, bystander intervention programs, and awareness and familiarity training could impact the prevalence of bullying, hazing and related activities on campuses. Changing behaviors and attitudes toward bullying and hazing are also important aspects of prevention‐focused programming." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Rick Amweg, Elizabeth Allan, Melynda Huskey, Wendy Krisak, Joseph Storch, and Jane Clementi.

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