Activating the Potential for Student Bystander Intervention on Campus by Laura Stiltz Dahl

ACPA Commission for Housing and Residence Life Sponsored Program
Monday, March 27 | 12:45-1:45p | Convention Center C162AA
Presenter: Laura Stiltz Dahl, MEd

Most college and university administrators know their campuses are “at-risk” environments for sexual misconduct (McMahon, 2010).  Research suggests that 1 in 5 women, 1 in 16 men, and nearly 1 in 4 students identifying as transgender or gender non-conforming experience sexual and partner violence while in college (Cantor, et al., 2015; Krebs, Lindquist, Warner, Fisher, & Martin, 2007), with most campus assaults involving alcohol and occurring in social settings such as residence halls or fraternities (Abbey, Ross, McDuffie, & McAulens, 1996; Fisher, Cullen, & Turner, 2001; Messman-Moore, Coates, Gaffey, & Johnson, 2008).

Since more than 50% of survivors do not report because they believe the event was not “serious enough,” college campuses need to do more to prevent campus sexual assault as well as create a campus environment supportive of survivors.

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Sponsored Program: Living-Assessing-Learning: Re-Creating the National Study of Living Learning Programs (NSLLP)

The Commission for Housing and Residential Life will be highlighting our six sponsored programs in preparation for convention in Tampa. The fourth program to be highlighted is:

Living-Assessing-Learning: Re-Creating the National Study of Living Learning Programs (NSLLP)


The NSLLP is a survey theoretically constructed from data gathered from 600 living learning programs at post-secondary institutions across the country. Building upon elements of this survey, we recast it, using an assessment and utility-in-practice as opposed to a research framework. In this session, we will explore how the new survey was designed with practitioner needs in mind. To this end, we will workshop the survey, to solicit specific feedback from practitioners—a critically important step in empirically-based survey design.


Matthew Mayhew, New York University
Ethan Youngerman, New York University
Marc A Lo, New York University

Put it on your convention calendar!
Saturday, March 7, 2015
9:30 – 10:30 AM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Meeting Room 9