Be Part of the Solution
Join Bentley’s Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT)
In October 2018, Bentley was the only college in Massachusetts to be awarded a $300,000 Campus Program Grant from the Office on Violence Against Women. The Campus Program Grant addresses college campuses’ unique needs in regard to responding to and preventing sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. It's a three-year grant, with the grant cycle ending in September 2021.
The grant takes a “coordinated community response” approach to responding to and preventing the four aforementioned crimes. As a result, Bentley created its first Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT), which brings together community partners, faculty, staff, and students to create comprehensive policies, education programs, resources and training for the Bentley community.
About Bentley's CCRT
The CCRT strives for a holistic approach to sexual violence prevention and response and meets monthly to actively address Bentley’s strengths and gaps in regard to programs, policies, and services.
If you are interested in learning more about the grant or the Coordinated Community Response Team at Bentley, reach out to Lauren Bly (OVW Grant Project Coordinator and CCRT Co-Chair).
Participate in the Campus Climate Survey
We join colleges and universities across the country in conducting campus climate surveys to help us all better understand students’ experiences, viewpoints, and knowledge of campus resources and policies regarding sexual misconduct. The University utilized an instrument created by the Education Advisory Board (EAB) and distributed the survey electronically to all undergraduate and graduate students. In April 2019, we issued a campus-wide survey for the fourth time in five years to help illuminate the scope and nature of this issue at Bentley University. The results of these surveys provide necessary information and shape the University's perspective in guiding ongoing efforts to develop appropriate programs and resources. Our efforts to end sexual misconduct and gender-based violence require engagement from all members of the Bentley community.