Cupola Conversations - Should Government Be Involved in Sexual Assault?

The Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce the first Spring 2019 installment of Cupola Conversations. This session is entitled “Should Government be Involved in Sexual Assault?” on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 5:00 pm in Main Student Center Board of Trustees Suite, located on the 3rd floor.  
Over the past few months, there has been an increased focus on Title IX, sexual assaults or misconduct on campus, and the ability for universities or other community agencies to address these incidents with additional government oversight. As law enforcement, legal representatives, investigators and victim advocates work to support survivors of sexual misconduct or process cases within the guidelines set forth by these statutes, there is an underlying question that continues to be raised—“should the government be involved in this?” This Cupola Conversation will encourage a discussion of the varying perspectives and the potential outcome of changes to the Title IX regulations, as well as an overview of historical impact of sexual assaults on access to education and other resources.

As in previous events, this Cupola Conversation will feature a panel of students, faculty, and staff discussing the current federal regulations and how this affects ECU’s campus, eastern North Carolina, our communities and beyond.

The panelists for this Cupola Conversation are:

  • Jhanna Means—Student, Women and Gender Office Program Assistant
  • Dr. Scott Walfield—Faculty Member, ECU Department of Criminal Justice
  • Ashley Cleland—Staff Member, Associate Director for the Women and Gender Office
  • Laura King—Executive Director, Center for Family Violence Prevention

This program will be a town hall style format and features panelists who will share opinions and thoughts about what they believe is needed to engage in better, more constructive, conversations about the topic. Cupola Conversations is a program developed by the Division of Student Affairs in Fall 2016 intended to create informal opportunities for the university community to engage in constructive dialogue about various topics, some of which may be high interest and potentially provocative. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Main Student Center, Board of Trustees Suite (3rd floor) Greenville, NC 27858-4353


Student Affairs - Student Involvement and Leadership

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Students, Faculty, Staff

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Erik Kneubuehl

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