Quick links to the Sexual Harassment and Assault Resources.



December 20, 2017

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Letter from Mimi Kravetz, Chief Talent Officer:

Dear Colleagues,  

It has felt in recent weeks that every day brings forth new accusations of sexual harassment and assault. While the stories of inappropriate actions by politicians, actors, journalists and executives make headlines, we know there are thousands of other stories that don’t make the headlines of those who have been equally victimized, and that our community, like all others, is similarly affected.  

As Eric shared last month, Hillel as a movement has absolutely no tolerance for acts of sexual assault or harassment by any of our professionals or stakeholders. All Hillel professionals, students and community members should know they are valued, respected and entitled to be treated with dignity and respect at all times. Hillel has long stood up against rape culture on campus, partnering with It’s On Us nationally, and supporting students through incidents of sexual harassment and assault.  

With this recent rise in awareness and reporting, Hillel is actively working to bring together some existing resources and develop new tools to help you navigate these issues, personally and in your role providing counsel to students and serving the broader community.  We are also arranging discussions and trainings to provide the education and support you need and to allow us to navigate this environment together. Here are some of those resources and supports that you can access immediately or in the near future: 


We also recognize that these topics may trigger your own personal feelings about sexual harassment or violence. We want to make sure that you are getting the support you need.  As part of our Hillel family, we care about you and are always available to help you.  Please connect with your Campus Support Director or Mimi  – we’re ready to help you get what you need. 

Wishing you a joyful final night of Hanukkah and some well-deserved rest before the new year. 

Mimi and Eric 


What you can do next: 

What’s coming up through Hillel U: 

  1. Starting in March, we will be offering training on ‘How to Create a Safe and Respectful Environment at Work’ for three audiences – lay leadership; executive directors and supervisors; and professional staff. The course instructor, Fran Sepler, brings over 25 years of experience in harassment prevention training and research across industries, including the public sector, non-profit and academia.  She has also conducted over 700 workplace investigations and has served as an expert witness and advisor to many organizations.   You can meet Fran during our January 11th All-Staff Town Hall referenced above.   
  2. Hillel U will also be running a training on ‘Responding to and Supporting Sexual Assault Survivors on Campus’ open to all Hillel professionals on Tuesday, January 17th, 2-3pm EST.  Please save the date.  We will share more details in January. 


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