Kent State to Host The Policy Institute Seminar on Sexual Misconduct Policy

10/28/13 UPDATE: This event has been postponed to been postponed to April 2, 2014.

Kent State University will host The Policy Institute on Nov. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Studio A of Beall/McDowell Hall, with a focus on creating and updating sexual misconduct policies for institutions ranging from kindergarten to higher education. Beall/McDowell Hall is located off Loop Road on the Kent Campus.

The seminar is designed specifically for local communities and school administrators of all levels. A team of three can attend for $675, which includes lunch and a $300 institute toolkit. Individual registrations are $100, not including the toolkit. There is no deadline to register for this event.

Katie Koestner is the lead faculty person for all Policy Institute locations across the country and will be speaking at the seminar. Koestner also is the lead consultant for the U.S. Campaign about Violence against Women and has been featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” CNN, “Good Morning America” and more. She was the first survivor of date rape to speak out nationally and was the subject of an HBO documentary.

“Sexual misconduct unfortunately occurs in all educational environments, and we have an obligation to do the right thing,” said Todd Kamenash, director of the Office of Student Conduct at Kent State. “But sometimes the right thing isn’t always so simple or easy. The Policy Institute is an affordable way to gather a set of tools that you can fit to your school’s needs so you can carry out a respectful, appropriate and compliant response.”

The four main objectives that The Policy Institute teaches are policy, protocol, procedure and prevention. During the seminar, faculty members will talk about each of these objectives in depth and will provide an opportunity to test what was learned at the end of the seminar. At the end of the seminar, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

To register for this seminar or for more information on The Policy Institute, visit or call 1-866-966-9924.

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Media Contacts:

Todd Kamenash,, 330-672-4054
Eric Mansfield,, 330-672-2797

POSTED: Monday, October 28, 2013 12:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:50 AM
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