Jana’s Campaign’s hosted its first annual Rocky Mountain Campus Safety Summit on June 8-9, 2016 on the Colorado College campus in Colorado Springs, CO. The inaugural Rocky Mountain Summit was modeled after the Heartland Campus Safety Summit, which Jana’s Campaign has hosted in Kansas City for the past three years, and welcomed more than 140 participants. Those attending represented 56 colleges, universities and organizations from 17 states.
Keynote speakers for the event were nationally-recognized experts David Lisak and Anne Munch, with workshop presentations from more than 30 regional experts and practitioners. Summit workshop topics included bystander intervention training, dating violence prevention, consent, trauma-informed investigations, and more. Participant evaluations indicated that attendees were pleased with the depth and breadth of Summit content, with participants commenting that such a conference was “long overdue,” that they “rarely have the opportunity to gather with others in the same field,” and that they feel “more equipped and empowered to raise awareness and implement programs around sexual assault.” Several participants shared that it was one of the best conferences they have ever attended, and that they are looking forward to attending the Summit with additional colleagues for years to come.
Local TV stations KRDO and Fox 21 (links here and here), the Southern Colorado NPR station KRCC (link here), and the city newspaper The Gazette (link here) covered the conference, further contributing to awareness in the community of both campus safety issues and Jana’s Campaign’s role in addressing such violence.
In addition to the Rocky Mountain and Heartland Campus Safety Summits, Jana’s Campaign is looking forward to partnering with Ball State University to host the inaugural Midwest Campus Safety Summit on their campus in Muncy, IN, on April 5-6, 2017. For more information about the summits, visit www.rockymountainsummit.org, www.heartlandsummit.org or www.midwestsummit.org.