Assault and Violence Prevention

It is the policy of this district to maintain a safe school environment for all students while attending school and district-sponsored activities on school premises or other locations. Sexual assault, stalking, dating and domestic violence, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying, regardless of the specific nature of the student's behavior is disruptive to a safe school environment and will not be tolerated. Students who engage in such behavior will be disciplined as determined to be appropriate, up to and including suspension and/or dismissal.

If you are a victim of violence you have options. You are encouraged to report incidents of assault and violence to school administration or local law enforcement.

Violence Against Women Act

On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed a bill that strengthened and reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Included in the bill was the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE), which amends the Jeanne Clery Act and affords additional rights to campus victims of sexual violence, datingviolence, domestic violence, and stalking.

Under VAWA, every post-secondary institution participating in Title IV financial aid programs will be required to:

  • Report domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, beyond crime categories the Clery Act already mandates;
  • Adopt certain student discipline procedures, such as for notifying purported victims of their rights; and
  • Adopt certain institutional policies to address and prevent campus sexual violence, such as to train in particular aspects of prevention and awareness.


Sexual Violence

Any sexual act or attempt to obtain a sexual act by violence or coercion, unwanted sexual comments or advances, acts to traffic a person or acts directed against a person's sexuality regardless of their relationship to the victim. Sexual violence includes sexual assault, rape, battery and sexual coercion; domestic dating violence, and stalking.

Additional Resources

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and in partnership with more than 1,100 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

The mission of the St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network (SLEVAWN) is to end domestic and sexual violence.  SLEVAWN is a network of individuals, agencies and organizations who serve in the interest of victims of domestic and sexual violence and whose priorities are:
– providing networking opportunities for all professionals and community organizations working with women and families.
– promoting awareness of public, private and community organizations as well as resources in the area of violence against women.
– providing education focusing on the prevention, advocacy and treatment of women who experience violence in their lives.

It’s On Us
Public awareness and education campaign to engage all members of campus communities in preventing sexual assault.

Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The NSVRC’s Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
The Hotline is the only 24/7 center in the nation that has access to service providers and shelters across the U.S. Today, The Hotline continues to grow and explore new avenues of service.

National Network to End Domestic Violence
NNEDV is the leading voice for domestic violence victims and their advocates. As a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions, allied organizations and supportive individuals, NNEDV works closely with its members to understand the ongoing and emerging needs of domestic violence victims and advocacy programs. Then NNEDV makes sure those needs are heard and understood by policymakers at the national level.

PreventConnect is a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The goal of PreventConnect is to advance the primary prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence by building a community of practice among people who are engaged in such efforts. PreventConnect also builds the capacity of local, state, territorial, national and tribal agencies and organizations to develop, implement and evaluate effective prevention initiatives.

National Center for Campus Public Safety
The National Center for Campus Public Safety's (NCCPS or the National Center) mission is to bring together all forms of campus public safety, professional associations, advocacy organizations, community leaders, and others to improve and expand services to those who are charged with providing a safe environment on the campuses of the nation's colleges and universities.

The Stalking Resource Center
In 2000, the National Center for Victims of Crime partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to create the Stalking Resource Center (SRC).

Our resource library is home to thousands of materials on violence against women and related issues, with particular attention to its intersections with various forms of oppression.

Completion of the application process in no way guarantees placement in the program and all costs incurred for the application process are non-refundable.