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Instagram Story with Survivor Advocate

July 19, 2019
BYU's Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate, Lisa Leavitt, took over the BYU Instagram Story in May to share a little more about what she does here on campus and who she serves (it's not just students).
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BYU approves updated sexual misconduct policy

May 13, 2018
Brigham Young University has now addressed the 23 recommendations put forward by the Advisory Council on Campus Response to Sexual Assault a year and a half ago and has approved its updated sexual misconduct policy.

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BYU updates advocate title for sexual assault survivors

April 02, 2018
In an effort to clarify purpose and better meet the needs of students on campus, Brigham Young University is updating the title of victim advocate to sexual assault survivor advocate.

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A national expert’s take on BYU’s Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault

November 16, 2017
Lindsay Orchowski of Brown University consulted with BYU in the development of its campus climate survey and shared her reaction to the survey results.

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Results of BYU's 2017 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault

November 15, 2017
BYU has completed and published its report on a survey conducted earlier this year about incidents of sexual misconduct, awareness of resources for victims and perceptions of the campus on this issue.

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BYU formalizes amnesty policy; reports high completion rate of its campus climate survey

June 22, 2017
Brigham Young University has formalized its amnesty policy, following a recommendation made by the Advisory Council on Campus Response to Sexual Assault in October. Since that time, BYU has been operating under the amnesty guidelines outlined by the council. The university has also closed its campus climate survey and is reporting an overall completion rate of 42.8 percent.
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Confidentiality, amnesty and leniency for victims and witnesses

June 22, 2017
Being a victim of Sexual Misconduct is never a violation of the CES Honor Code.

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NCAA Inclusivity leader meets with BYU students and staff

April 17, 2017
In November 2016, Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator Liz Darger attended NCAA Common Ground II — a forum to explore how representatives of the LGBTQ and faith-based communities can work more cohesively in college sports and higher education. Since then BYU has been developing a stronger relationship with the NCAA Office of Inclusion.
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Update on university’s progress in eliminating sexual assault

March 29, 2017
BYU Women’s Services and Resources, Title IX team up for National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
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Q & A about BYU’s campus climate survey

March 08, 2017
BYU will gather vital information that will guide its efforts to create a safer campus. Dr. Ben Ogles answers questions about this upcoming survey. 

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Q&A with BYU's New Title IX Coordinator and Victim Advocate

January 12, 2017
Tiffany Turley, the manager of BYU’s Women’s Services and Resources, has been named as the university’s new Title IX coordinator. Additionally, Lisa M. Leavitt, a psychologist who has worked in BYU’s student counseling center for more than a decade, has been named as a full-time advocate for victims of sexual assault.
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BYU Names New Title IX Coordinator and Victim Advocate

January 12, 2017
Tiffany Turley, the manager of BYU’s Women’s Services and Resources, has been named as the university’s new Title IX coordinator. Additionally, Lisa M. Leavitt, a psychologist who has worked in BYU’s student counseling center for more than a decade, has been named as a full-time advocate for victims of sexual assault.
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Q & A with Jan Scharman about the Advisory Council's work

October 25, 2016
Vice President Scharman talked with University Communications’ Natalie Tripp about the council’s deliberations and some of the key outcomes. 

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Members of the Advisory Council on Campus Response to Sexual Assault

October 25, 2016
Biographical information on the four members of the Advisory Council. 

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BYU completes study on sexual assault and implements recommendations

October 25, 2016
The President’s Council has reviewed and accepted all recommendations from the Advisory Council, including the creation of a victim advocate position in the counseling center and the adoption of an amnesty clause.

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Message to students, faculty and staff: Advisory Council study of sexual assault complete

October 25, 2016
A letter sent to the campus community by President Kevin J Worthen announcing the completion of a study by the Advisory Council on Campus Response to Sexual Assault.

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Advisory Council Preparing Final Report

August 28, 2016
The BYU Advisory Council on Campus Response to Sexual Assault is concluding its study and preparing a final report with recommendations that will be sent to the President and President’s Council.

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National Expert Meets with BYU Leaders on Sexual Assault

August 17, 2016
Clinical psychologist Dr. David Lisak (who was interviewed in Jon Krakauer’s Missoula and The Hunting Ground doc) lent his expertise to BYU. Here, he talks about what he said. 

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