Task Force on a Safe & Responsible Campus Community
Task Force on a Safe and Responsible Campus Community
The Task Force on a Safe and Responsible Campus Community was charged in February 2017 by President Gutmann and Provost Price to focus attention on and develop a collective understanding of how best to promote a respectful and healthy campus environment.
The Task Force Tri-Chairs and other University leaders will work to implement the recommendations in the 2017-18 academic year.
Task Force Tri-Chairs
Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum, Vice Provost for University Life
Maureen Rush, Vice President for Public Safety and Superintendent of Penn Police
Beth Winkelstein, Vice Provost for Education
Each Tri-Chair oversaw a working group pursuing one of the three charges:
Recommend ways to further strengthen the University’s efforts to foster a campus climate and culture that is free of sexual harassment and sexual violence, alcohol and other substance abuse, and other forms of behavior that may violate Penn’s Code of Student Conduct. (Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum)
Review Penn policies and protocols to ensure that we are doing all we can to make students aware of their responsibilities under Penn’s Code of Student Conduct. (Beth Winkelstein)
Ensure that we are holding students in unaffiliated and unsupervised groups accountable for violations of University policy to the maximum degree permitted. (Maureen Rush)
Task Force Members
Christopher D’Urso, C’18, University Honor Council (Co-Chair), Rodin College House (Programming Chair)
Rosario Jaime-Lara, PhD candidate in Nursing, GAPSA Chair for Student Life, Graduate Associate in Ware College House
Vincent Price, Steven H. Chaffee Professor of Communication in the Annenberg School for Communication and Professor of Political Science in the School of Arts & Sciences, is Penn’s 29th Provost. As chief academic officer, he oversees teaching and learning across the University, including education, research, faculty affairs, and student life.