A rape was reported to a University administrator March 22, according to the Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) crime log for March 23.The alleged rape occurred on an unknown date in 2014 in a Notre Dame residence hall, according to the crime log entry.The Jeanne Clery Act, originally known as the Campus Security Act, is the federal law that details how and what universities and colleges are required to disclose in terms of crime on campus, according to the Clery Center for Security on Campus. In accordance with this regulation, students did not receive an NDSP crime alert email detailing the allegations when they were reported to the University.Both the daily crime log kept by NDSP and the crime alert emails the Notre Dame community receives are the result of regulations in the Clery Act. The Clery Act requires universities and colleges to “issue timely warnings about Clery Act crimes which pose a serious or ongoing threat to students and employees.” These crimes fall into three major categories: criminal offenses, hate crimes and arrests and referrals for disciplinary action. Because the Clery Act does not dictate a timeframe or requirement for a “timely” warning, crimes that are reported a significant amount of time after they occur may not meet the timeliness standard. NDSP judges on a case-by-case basis whether or not the reported incident necessitates an alert based on its timeliness and whether or not the offender in question poses a threat to the community at large.Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault are available online from NDSP and from the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention (CSAP).Tags: Clery Act, NDSP, NDSP crime log, sexual assault, Title IX
Wednesday, May 1st, The Violet Crown, Charlottesville. 6:30pm “If you’re an adrenaline junkie, environmental advocate, avid hiker, a laid-back recreationist, or wildlife identifier, these nights you won’t want to miss,” says Publicity & Outreach Chair, Katie Keller. “There is nothing like discovering beautiful images and visuals of our world, and finding out ways you can become an advocate yourself.” Wild Virginia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is protecting and connecting your favorite wild places. We educate citizens, landowners, and other stakeholders about threats to our forests through hikes, outings, and events. We advocate for the connectivity and integrity of Virginia’s forests and waters. We influence decision makers by mobilizing citizens. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival takes place at the following locations: Local business support for the Wild & Scenic Film Fest plays a huge role in the life of the Festival; we feel privileged to partner with some of Virginia’s organizations whose contributions enhance the festival experience. Sunday, April 28th, The Visulite Cinema, Staunton, 6:30pm The festival introduces attendees to wild and special places and to the courageous individuals who are working to protect and preserve them. The film festival not only highlights environmental concerns, but also provides solutions, reaching people through beautiful imagery. The festival is HERE, and it is just as exciting as our first film circuit ten years ago! Wild Virginia is excited to announce our film selections, locations, and information on how you can be a part of the environmental community. This year, we will be putting on an extra show here in Charlottesville! Thursday, May 2nd, Vinegar Hill (Lighthouse Studios), Charlottesville, 6:30pm ———- We are extremely grateful to our community relationships and are excited to raffle off items from Ducard Vineyards, Bring Your Own LLC, Rebecca’s, Hot Cakes , Redwood and Co. , Shenandoah Pizza and Taphouse, Yelping Dog, Latitudes,Smooth Sailing Ballroom, American Shakespeare Center, Blue Ridge Bucha , Sigora Solar, and Shenandoah Mountain Guides. A special sponsor thanks to the Violet Crown, Vinegar Hill Theatre, & the Visulite Cinema for hosting our festival over three nights this spring. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival started with the South Yuba River Citizen League (SYRCL), a hub of community activism to protect, restore, and celebrate the Yuba River watershed in California. This annual celebration of the environment brings together recreation / outdoor enthusiasts, filmmakers and activists to discover the best in the wild places of our planet. So come learn about Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs, our National Parks, Mexican Fishing Bats, and fragile wilderness. You’ll even see a film about a musician that travels to wilderness areas around the West creating music from the natural sounds she finds. For tickets, please visit: http://wildvirginia.org/our-programs/recreation/film-festival/.