Hampton University
Red Flag Task Force Formed; Red Flag Week is March 19-24
03/19/2018 - #163

To:      Hampton University Students

From: Title IX Office at Hampton University – Kelly Harvey-Viney, Title IX Coordinator

Brooklyn Baker, 2017-2018 Miss Hampton University

Brock Robinson, President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Daizha Lankford, Founder of Project Serenity

Jonathan Mack, Student Government Association Senator and Student Leader

Michyah Thomas, President of Hampton University Generation Action 

RE:     Red Flag Campaign Taskforce

Date:   March 15, 2018

In an effort to bridge the gap between the Administration and Students, the Title IX Office at Hampton University, along with a committed group of students, formed the Red Flag Campaign Taskforce. This student-led taskforce was formed to promote awareness and educate students on the problem of sexual assault on campus. In partnership with the Title IX Office at Hampton University, this taskforce will work diligently to revitalize the existing Red Flag Campaign here on campus.  The Red Flag Campaign is a national campaign that is promoted bythe Title IX Office that uses a bystander intervention strategy to address and prevent sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking on college campuses in a proactive manner. The campaign encourages friends and other campus community members to say something when they see warning signs, or the "red flags" of an unhealthy relationship which could involve sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking.

As a task force, our main priority is you, the student body. As our priority, we pledge to approach your concerns with empathy, sensitivity, and diligence. As a task force, we are building a positive rapport with the Title IX Office that benefits you, the student. As a result of meetings that have already taken place, initiatives have been created that will go into effect immediately and be visible on campus.

Though we are members of the task force, we strongly encourage you all as the student body to inform us of your personal concerns and ideas that can help improve the climate on campus. While neither legal information nor specific case information can be released by the Title IX Office, the taskforce assures you that we will work together with the Title IX Office to bring you new student focused initiatives that promote a united mission of encouraging healthy relationships and ending sexual assault and sexual misconduct on campus.

Please understand that this is a step in the right direction and resolution will not come overnight, but we are diligently working on your behalf. In the spirit of taking immediate action, the Title IX Office has given the taskforce the freedom to plan and promote activities for the Red Flag Campaign week that will take place March 19 -23, 2018. This week will highlight the topics covered under Title IX, including dating violence, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and stalking.

We would like to thank the Administration, the Title IX Office, HUPD, the Student Government Association, and others for their sense of urgency in assisting us as we work together to implement new initiatives that will benefit the student body.

We would also like to thank the student body for their activism, persistence, and passion. We encourage students to maintain enthusiasm so we can shift the narrative and create positive change. 

 

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