"Enough is Enough" Legislation and Syracuse University Prevention and Education
What is “Enough is Enough”?
On July 7, 2015, New York passed "Enough is Enough" legislation, which requires colleges and universities to adopt comprehensive procedures and guidelines to address sexual assault on college campuses. These policies include a student bill of rights, a uniform definition of affirmative consent, a statewide amnesty policy, and expanded access to law enforcement.
How will this affect SU students?
1. All incoming undergraduate students are required to complete the in-person “Speak About It” orientation program.
2. All incoming undergraduate, graduate, professional, part-time, and non-traditional students will be required to complete “Think About It" required online training (by Campus Clarity).
3. All student athletes are required to attend an “Enough is Enough” in-person training before they are eligible to compete.
4. All student organization officers are required to complete sexual assault prevention training in order to be recognized by the university.
The complete law can be viewed here.
What do these trainings include?
The in-person and online trainings meet the “Enough is Enough” legislative requirements, including:
- Key definitions
- Campus resources
- Campus policies
- Empowered bystander prevention strategies
Think About It is an interactive multimedia education program which covers sexual assault and relationship violence, substance use (including alcohol and other drugs), healthy relationships, and hookup culture. The training has three different versions, each tailored to their respective audiences of traditional undergraduate students (the original Think About It), graduate students (Think About It: Graduate Students), and non-traditional undergraduate students and part-time students (Think About It: Adult Learners). The training must be completed in order for students to register for future classes. Think About It provides Title IX education and addresses key issues, including:
- Hookup culture
- Partying smart
- Sexual violence, abusive relationships, and recognizing dangerous situations
- Stalking behaviors and how to respond
Speak About It is an interactive presentation in which a team of actors utilize skits, dialogue, and monologue to educate college students on:
- Sexual assault
- Bystander intervention
- Healthy sexuality and relationships