Task Force for the Prevention of Sexual Assault

Miami University has addressed the topic of sexual assault several times in recent years with the intent to strengthen safety, increase awareness, and encourage a respectful and supportive campus community.

Previously, following an inappropriate and threatening communication in a residence hall, Miami President David Hodge commissioned a Task Force for the Prevention of Sexual Assault. Goals included educational efforts, evaluation and enhancement of the university's direct response to incidents, and support for long-term solutions.


Members of the Task Force were charged with the following tasks:

  • Identify ways to enhance the effectiveness of Miami's educational efforts and responses regarding sexual assault prevention and reporting
  • Recommend ways to increase awareness and response to address the connections between drugs and alcohol and sexual violence
  • Examine the connection to the larger patterns of aggression in our society
  • Recommend ways for members of the community to take responsibility for building a culture of inclusion and safety

See the documents below for more information.

Resource Documents

President's letter to Miami community (January 2013)
SAP Report Letter (57KB)

Comprehensive overview of task force work in the prevention of sexual assault (January 2013)
Task Force Final Report (197KB)

A Brief History of Miami’s Response to Sexual Assault (September 2008)
Appendix A (193KB)

Report of the Sexual Assault Task Group (December 2006)
Appendix B (520KB)

U.S. Department of Education's "Dear Colleague" letter regarding sexual violence (April 2011)
Appendix C (1.2MB)