What is CSAPPNH?
The New Hampshire College Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention Initiative (CSAPPNH) is a three-year project of Prevention Innovations Research Center (PIRC) at the University of New Hampshire. Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health, CSAPPNH aims to build strong and sustainable policies, practices and programs to prevent and respond to campus sexual and relationship violence and stalking at eight New Hampshire Institutions of Higher Education (the seven Community Colleges of CCSNH and Granite State College). CSAPPNH is a collaboration among PIRC, the eight NH Colleges, and other New Hampshire and national organizations, including the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (NHCADSV), the New Hampshire Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (NHACLEA), the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH), the New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General, the Office of the Grafton County Attorney, and the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities (APLU).
What is a CSAPPNH Task Force?
There are several components of the CSAPPNH initiative including support and assistance by PIRC and collaborators for the development of comprehensive plans for ending sexual and relationship violence and stalking at the participating NH colleges. Another aspect is each school’s creation of a CSAPPNH Task Force to plan and oversee policy, prevention, and response efforts of the college. Task Forces are comprised of students, staff, school administrators, public safety, and others associated with each of the eight schools and may include local community representatives of law enforcement agencies, local sexual assault and domestic violence crisis centers, and other community organizations. Examples of Task Force efforts might include planning and carrying out annual prevention activities or programs, assisting with bystander training, and conducting educational or awareness campaigns that engage other students, staff and administrators.
How do I get involved?
If you would like to join the Task Force at your college, visit the Partner Colleges web page and reach out to the CSAPPNH Contact from your school to learn more. You can also explore the Calendar to see what CSAPPNH events are happening on your campus.