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On November 10, 2015, Dr. Jacquelyn W. White presented at a SPSSI-sponsored Congressional Lunch Seminar on the topic of Psychological Findings on Sexual Violence on Campus. The seminar was hosted in conjunction with the Honorable Jim McGovern and attended by over 100 congressional staffers and professionals from advocacy, association, and other nonprofit organizations. 

Dr. White's presentation focused on what we know about campus sexual assault, how prevention strategies can reduce its incidence and must be a central focus of our efforts, and what types of intervention and treatment strategies show promise and should be used to complement prevention. Her presentation also focused on the need for campuses to use valid and reliable campus climate surveys to better understand and respond to the needs of their students, staff, and faculty. 


Dr. White is an Emerita Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she also served as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Arts and Sciences. Currently, she serves as a Senior Research Scientist there. 

Dr. White has conducted research on gender issues, sexual victimization, and intimate partner violence for over 35 years, and led one of the few longitudinal studies of sexual and physical dating violence among adolescents and college students. In addition to being a former Congressional Fellow with the American Psychological Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Dr. White is a past Editor of Psychology of Women Quarterly, past President of the Southeastern Psychological Association, and past President of the Society for the Psychology of Women, as well as founding Co-chair of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence. She was Co-editor of the two-volume series on Violence against Women and Children and is Co-editor of the forthcoming Handbook on the Psychology of Women


To view and/or download Dr. White's slides, click here.

To read more about Dr. White's presentation, visit the SPSSI Blog post on Confronting Campus Sexual Violence.

To learn more about the Administrator-Researcher Campus Climate Consortium (ARC3) Campus Climate Survey, which Dr. White helped bring to fruition, click here