Culture of Respect Collective Institution logoSeveral months ago, Lafayette College committed to improving our campus environment by joining NASPA’s Culture of Respect signature program, the Collective. Culture of Respect works with institutions across the county to create policies and programs that support survivors, prevention sexual violence, and communicate that violence is unacceptable. The Collective is a two-year program that guides Lafayette College through a rigorous process of self-assessment and targeted organizational change.


Lafayette College is committed to involving student leaders throughout our process. We want to hear from you because we value your input and experiences. Please join us for a Student Listening Session Sept. 29 in Hogg Hall-Interfaith Chapel. Food will be provided and you can register on OurCampus here. Jessica Henault, the Collective’s Program Coordinator is visiting Lafayette College and will be leading the listening session. Katy Bednarsky, Student Advocacy and Prevention Coordinator, will be there to offer confidential support and guide the listening session.


The listening session will center around students’ experiences on Lafayette College’s campus climate and environment. This includes your current understanding of sexual and interpersonal violence, and ways you believe administrators can better support the safety and well-being of all students. Should you have any questions or feedback, but do not wish to publicly ask, please complete this anonymous survey. They will answer any questions or feedback during the listening session. 


They will be taking general notes (not naming individuals who share their input). If you cannot attend the listening session do not worry. There will be future opportunities to engage with the Collective and Lafayette’s progress. 


If you have any questions or concerns related to the Collective or other sexual violence based prevention initiatives, please feel free to reach out to Katy Bednarsky,


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