Kirsten Buscetto 
University of Rochester 

2014 Sexual Assault Prevention Conference

Call to Action: Creating and Maintaining Safe Campuses 
April 2-3, 2014


Incidents of gender violence (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, interpersonal violence and stalking) prevent members of our community from fully participating in the diverse and rich experiences our classrooms and co-curricular activities provide.  Join the University of Rochester and other members of the western NY higher education community as we discuss, examine and collaborate to create best practices in the prevention and response to incidents of gender violence on campus.

Conference Itinerary:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

 5 pm - 7 pm

Reception: Activism Through the Arts

Staybridge Suites- 1000 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611

Thursday, April 3, 2014 
(see conference schedule below for full details)

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Call to Action: Creating and Maintaining Safe Campuses

Staybridge Suites- 1000 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611

5 pm - 6 pm 

Exploring Advocacy through Art-Making

University of Rochester River Campus

Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase Hall 

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Film Screening and Panel Discussion of Tough Guise 2

University of Rochester River Campus

Hoyt Auditorium, Hoyt Hall


Event – Events take place in Rapids Room (lower level) unless otherwise noted  

8:30-9:15 AM

Registration and Breakfast

9:15-9:30 AM

Opening Statements

President Joel Seligman

9:30-11:00 AM

Keynote #1

Title IX in One Word: Implementation - Colby Bruno

11:00-11:15 AM

AM Snack

11:15–12:15 PM

Workshop 1A

What Do the Numbers Say?

Catherine Cerulli, JD, PhD and John Cullen, PhD

Workshop 1B - Castletown Room

Gender Based Violence and One Billion Rising: A Campus Response  

Angela Clark-Taylor, MS and  Barbara LeSavoy, PhD 

12:15-12:15 PM

Transition to Lunch

12:15–1:15 PM

Lunch and Keynote #2

No-Yes: A Survivor’s Story and Journey -  Katie Koestner

1:15-1:30 PM

Transition to Workshops

1:30-2:30 PM

Workshop 2A

Engaging Men and Boys

Peter Navratil

Workshop 2B - Castletown Room

Cyber-Related Sexual Misconduct:  Policies and Education

Katie Koestner

2:30-2:45 PM

PM Snack

2:45-3:45 PM

Workshop 3A

Differences in Language between Law Enforcement and Rape Victims

Professor Bleich

Workshop 3B -  Castletown Room

When the Streets Have No Name: Preparing for Safe Work Travel

Cynthia Coates, Dana Perrin, and Collene Burns

3:45-4:15 PM

Capstone – Multiple Perspectives: Where We’re Going  

Morgan Levy, JD, Melissa Kelley, MS, CHES, and Emily Sumner

4:15-4:30 PM


Concluding events will take place on the University of Rochester’s River Campus:

5:00-6:00 PM

Genrich-Rusling Room – LeChase Hall

Exploring Advocacy through Art-Making - Lydia Billings

7:30-9:30 PM

Hoyt Auditorium – Hoyt Hall

Film Screening, Tough Guise 2. Panel discussion with Professor Bleich and Justin Russotti, moderated by Matias Piva, to follow.



  • Wednesday's Reception: $20/ free for University of Rochester Students
  • Thursday's Conference: $35/ free for University of Rochester Students

Payment Options: Credit card or check. Please see next page for details.