“Escape from Rape: A Cultural Change” conference at ETSU, 9.15

ETSU’s Office of Professional Development will be hosting the second annual “Escape from Rape: A Cultural Change” conference next Friday, September 15 from 8:00 to 5:00 pm at the Millennium Center in Johnson City.  This conference continues to work towards training and educating campus and community in the prevention, response, advocacy, and treatment for sexual assault victims. The conference is an initial effort to eliminate misconceptions and to begin to create an environment that will better take care of victims/survivors.  Please contact Brent Nipper, Director of Property and Risk Management (423.461.8740, wbnipper@milligan.edu) if you have an interest in attending this important event.  There is a registration fee for the conference, but a limited number of student scholarships are available.

Milligan’s safety and security office is observing National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) throughout September.  NCSAM has been recognized each year by campuses across the country since 2008.  Each week during September we will emphasize one area of safety and security awareness on campus.  This week we will focus on the college’s sexual misconduct policy and reporting procedures.

Milligan College is committed to providing students, faculty, staff, visitors and all other members of the college community with a positive, healthy environment conducive to the promotion of the college’s core values of scholarship, community, and faith.  Sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are prohibited and will not be tolerated.

Reports of sexual misconduct can be made to Dean of Students Tony Jones (423-461-8760), Title IX Coordinator Brent Nipper (423-461-8740), campus security (423-461-8911), or any member of the residence life staff.  Incidents reported to these and other college officials will be investigated and resolved in a manner that addresses the misconduct, prevents the likelihood of its recurrence, and provides any necessary remedies to the effects of the misconduct.  The Milligan Counseling Center (423-461-8500) or the Campus Minister (423-461-8748) are available for confidential counseling services.  For more information about the college’s sexual misconduct policy, please see https://www.milligan.edu/student-life/#safety-security.