Scripps Establishes Sexual Assault Prevention and Support Center

This fall, Scripps College will establish the EmPOWER Center, a sexual assault prevention and support center for The Claremont Colleges. Serving students across The Claremont Consortium, the center will offer prevention, support, education, and training programs and initiatives across the consortium that address sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence, including stalking and intimate partner violence.

EmPOWER will also cultivate campus, local, regional, and national networks to identify emerging trends, adopt best practices, and deliver effective programs in the field.

Scripps will continue to maintain existing sexual assault prevention and response initiatives such as Teal Dot, which launched in 2014 across The Claremont Colleges. Named for the color traditionally used for sexual assault awareness and prevention, the Teal Dot program is a comprehensive approach to violence prevention that targets all community members as potential bystanders and seeks to engage them in prevention through awareness, education, and skills-practice.

The College also partners with Peer Advocates and Project Sister to provide safe alternatives for confidential reporting and support to survivors, and with the Scripps Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault to supply information about reporting processes and support available to students.

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