Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

2019 Summit


Tuesday, November 19 to Wednesday, November 20, 2019
University of Washington, Husky Union Building
 4001 East Stevens Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98195

Video Recordings and PowerPoint Slides

Sexual Harassment in higher education is pervasive, harmful, and costly. This has been emphasized by brave women recounting their experiences and by the findings in our recent report on the Sexual Harassment of Women. So let’s get to work developing and implementing approaches that can prevent and address sexual harassment. To learn about promising approaches and innovative ideas or to share ideas about how to prevent and address sexual harassment, join us for the First Annual Summit hosted by the National Academies’ Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.

This Summit aimed to identify and elevate promising practices for preventing sexual harassment in higher education. Through a combination of plenary sessions, panel discussions, and concurrent sessions, this day-and-a-half event served as an opportunity for members of the Action Collaborative and the broader higher education community to gather information, engage in a dialogue, and gain diverse perspectives on how to effectively prevent sexual harassment. For more information and to learn more about the topics covered at the summit see the resources below:

Agenda   |  Video Recordings and PowerPoint Slides |  Speaker Biographies   |   Accessibility and Resource GuideSatellite Meeting Location Information  |  Posters

Call for Poster Proposals [Submission Period Closed]: We welcome you to join us in-person or virtually through an interactive webcast. We also welcome faculty, students, staff, and others to submit proposals for posters on promising and innovative practices to address and prevent sexual harassment in higher education. Space is limited and the deadline to submit your poster abstract for consideration is October 4.  

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) are committed to the principles of diversity, integrity, civility, and respect in all of our activities. We look to you to be a partner in this commitment by helping us to maintain a professional and cordial environment. All forms of discrimination, harassment, and bullying are prohibited in any NASEM activity. This commitment applies to all participants in all settings and locations in which NASEM work and activities are conducted, including committee meetings, workshops, conferences, and other work and social functions where employees, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, or guests are present.


NASEM Policy on Discrimination, Harassment, and Bullying: