The Indiana University system is working to implement a Student Welfare Initiative, which was mentioned in President McRobbie’s welcome email to faculty and staff, earlier this week. The initiative will work to intensity efforts across IU’s seven campuses to prevent and respond to cases of sexual assault and misconduct.
The need for such an effort came after a Commitment to Student Welfare statement was adopted by the IU Board of Trustees in April, insisting on a safe campus environment and culture of zero tolerance, in alignment with the White House’s Not Alone initiative.
The implementation of the initiative on IU Southeast’s campus is multi-faceted, including First Year Seminar instruction, online education modules, informational flyers and the launch of a new website devoted to sexual violence resources.
WLKY-32 in Louisville spoke with Seuth Chaleunphonh, dean of campus life, and Charlie Edelen, chief of police, about the efforts being made here at IU Southeast to take a proactive approach to an such an important issue on college campuses today.
Watch the WLKY-32 news clip by clicking here.