The Culture of Respect at Brown


In 2021, Brown joined NASPA's (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) Culture of Respect's Collective, a two-year program that brings together institutions of higher education that are dedicated to addressing sexual and gender based violence, guiding them through rigorous self-assessment, collaborative strategic planning, and targeted organizational change. The self-assessment is organized around six key pillars (Survivor Support, Clear Policies, Multitiered Education for the entire campus, Public Disclosures of Statistics, Schoolwide Mobilization with students, groups and leaders and Ongoing Self Assessment). These pillars outline a holistic framework to building infrastructure around interpersonal violence prevention and response. In alignment with the tradition of grassroots engagement at Brown, this initiative brings together campus organizers and practitioners who are engaged in advocacy, scholarship and support services university-wide.


Current Campus Update
February 2022: Creation and Fulfillment of Brown’s Individualized Implementation Plan
The Individualized Implementation Plan (IIP) is a set of 10 specific goals, each aimed at improving a particular part of interpersonal violence prevention and response at Brown, that were identified during the evaluation process. After an evaluation for each of the six pillars, key takeaways were identified including strengths and opportunities. Based on the opportunities identified, 1-2 SMART goals per pillar were created. Once these goals were reviewed by NASPA to ensure they were both rigorous and attainable, they became our official IIP. The campus leadership team along with partners throughout the University are in the process of implementing these IIP goals, each of which has a designated lead and anticipated completion date.

Previous COR Campus Updates:

August 2021: Culture of Respect Evaluation Submitted 

April 2021: Brown Joins Culture of Respect Initiative 

Culture of Respect Campus Leadership Team 

Leading Brown’s participation in the Culture of Respect Collective is Tanya Purdy, Director BWell Health Promotion, Jeana Horton, Institutional Equity Investigator, and Ebony Manning, Title IX Coordinator. Together, they engage a Campus Leadership Team composed of stakeholders, practitioners and scholars from across the university, along with staff and students currently engaged in existing prevention and intervention efforts. The team meets both regularly and at crucial junctures to balance inclusivity and efficiency. 

Alumni Representative
Quentin Thomas, ‘21
Athletics and Recreation
Shoshanna Lewis, Deputy Athletic Director for Governance and Student Services
Warren Alpert Medical School
Lindsay Orchowski, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)
BWell Health Promotion
Tanya Purdy, MPH, Director
Alana Sacks, LICSW, Associate Director for Response Services
LGBTQ Center
Caitlin O’Neill, PhD, Assistant Director
Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
Sana Amini,  Institutional Equity Investigator
Jeana Horton, Institutional Equity Investigator
Ebony Manning, Title IX Coordinator
Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender
Felicia Salinas-Moniz, PhD, MA, Director
Student Representatives
Jamila Beesley ‘22, Sexual Assault Peer Educator
Amanda Cooper ‘22, Student Athlete Advisory Committee Co-President
Isabelle Sharon ‘23.5, Campus Life Student Advisory Board
Transformative Justice Program
Dara Kwayera Imani Bayer ‘08, Coordinator

Questions can be directed to [email protected]