Sexual misconduct on college campuses has been a nationwide topic of conversation in recent months. Soon after he took office, Penn State President Eric Barron charged a group of 17 students, faculty and staff with relevant expertise to address the issue at Penn State. The Task Force on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment — chaired by Vice President for Student Affairs Damon Sims — on Jan. 29 released a report containing 18 recommendations to establish a new and transformative University plan that positions Penn State to be a national leader on the issue.
In a video series, members of the task force talk about the challenges in researching the issue, learning about the student experience and developing new potential policies for the University community.
Day 1: Community responsibilityIn the first video, Sims discusses the importance of encouraging community responsibility in addressing the problem.