NASPA's Culture of Respect Collective

The University of Michigan-Flint is part of NASPA's Culture of Respect, a national initiative that offers evidence-based best practices and utilizes existing programs and resources on campus to end sexual violence. UM-Flint is part of the Culture of Respect Collective’s third cohort of universities and colleges. The initiative provides a framework and best practices for universities to use their own programs and resources to prevent and reduce sexual violence.

The two-year initiative focuses on six pillars:

  • Survivor support
  • Multitiered education
  • Clear policies
  • Ongoing self-assessment
  • Schoolwide mobilization
  • Public disclosure

Learn more about Culture of Respect.

Campus Leadership Team

A diverse group of representatives from across UM-Flint are leading the University's Culture of Respect Initiative:

  • Ricardo Alfaro, Math Chair
  • Jennifer Alvey, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Chair, Women and Gender Studies Chair Faculty
  • Gary Ashley, Staff Council
  • Tess Barker, Acting Director of CGS and Senior Director of Special Projects Administration
  • Thomas Bell, Director of the Center for Educator Prep
  • Heather Bromley, Executive Sargent of the Department of Public Safety
  • Nikolas Davis, Student Peer Educator
  • Sarah Devitt, Center for Gender and Sexuality Sexual Assault Advocate
  • Chris Giordano, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Ray Hall, Director of the Department of Public Safety
  • Ken Heiser, Associate Director of ITS
  • Lindsay Knake, Communications Coordinator for Student Affairs
  • David Luke, Director of the Intercultural Center
  • Beth Manning, Director of Human Resources
  • Emily Newberry, Faculty Council
  • Shelby Newport, Assistant Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
  • Erica Sherman, College of Health Sciences Faculty
  • Julie Snyder, Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Kayla Stiles, Student Peer Educator
  • Carmen Stokes, School of Nursing Faculty
  • Kirstie Stroble, Institutional Equity Specialist
  • Julia Stulock, Associate Director of Club Sports
  • Charlotte Tang, Associate Professor of Computer Science

Institutional Implementation Plan

A key component of the Culture of Respect initiative is the Institutional Implementation Plan. The plan is created after a period of self-assessment of campus strengths and opportunities as they relate to the six pillars. 

The Institutional Implementation Plan is not meant to be a static document. As campus evolves – through the Culture of Respect process or external factors – the Campus Leadership Team will revisit the Institutional Implementation Plan and make modifications and adjustments throughout the two-year timeframe.

Get Involved

If you are interested in joining the Campus Leadership Team or learning more about UM-Flint’s Culture of Respect initiative, please email cgs.umflint@umich.edu.