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NY Times Spotlights SOPP Again

Antioch College has been on the forefront of social change since it's founding in 1850. In the continuing international conversations about consent, sexual harassment, and the #MeToo movement, Antioch College and our Sexual Offense Prevention Policy (SOPP) have repeatedly been brought to the forefront as a reminder of how Antioch students were ahead of the curve in the early ’90s when a group of women took a stand against sexual violence on campus. It's taken over 20 years for the rest of the country to catch up with Antioch College's trailblazing policy.

Reflecting on her personal experience with the SOPP while visiting her sister, Whitney Saltman ’07, on campus, New York Times video journalist Samantha Stark connects the history of the SOPP with the national conversation about consent on college campuses that began in 2015. Accompanying her reflection, Saltman and Kassie Bracken, also a video journalist for NYT, compiled a video exploring the history of the SOPP with three of the women involved in creating it (Bethany Saltman ’92, Juliet Brown ’93, and Christelle Evans ’94), the national response in the ’90s, and how current students view the policy.

Watch the video and read the accompanying article.