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CAPE Project

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About the Campus Advocacy, Prevention, and Education (CAPE) Project

CAPE Project Mission Statement

The CAPE Project for Doane University will shift campus and community social norms to increase trauma-informed networks of support for survivors of interpersonal violence while decreasing incidents of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking through inclusive prevention and education programs.


To shift our campus culture to one that promotes healthy communication, relationships, and sexual behavior and produces adults who have the skills and are willing to intervene when they believe injustice is occurring.


  • Respect: Individual thought and experiences are recognized as worthy and of value. We recognize peoples' dignity and agree to maintain their privacy.
  • Inclusion: We value the inherent worth and dignity of all faculty, staff and students and strive to embrace the diversity of all our communities, including those of marginalized backgrounds, allowing their experiences to inform our choices and programs and providing safety from the harm of revictimization. 
  • Leadership: We develop those in our community with a vested interest in ending interpersonal violence into courageous leaders. Leaders who model upstander intervention, positive interpersonal communication as it pertains to healthy relationships and respectful sexuality, support for survivors, and doing the right thing even when it is neither popular nor easy.
  • Education: We provide the intellectual and practical tools needed to prevent interpersonal violence on campus, support survivors, and contribute to moving forward the mission and values of the CAPE Project.
  • Empowerment: We prepare community members to repair the wounds interpersonal violence has caused and develop action steps to prevent interpersonal violence within our community.
  • Impact: We value the strength of our words, policies, actions, and relationships in producing lasting, measurable difference-making that elevates the quality of life for all. We strive to shift from a culture of secrecy, assault, and victim-blaming to one where all people in our community are valued, respected, and survivors are supported, thus allowing all to participate in their educational experience to the fullest.

Looking for Doane University Policy? Find it here

Need to report? email Leah Cech, Interim Title IX Coordinator at [email protected] or submit an anonymous report here.

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This project is supported by Grant No. 2016-WA-AX-0013 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice. The Opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Doane CAPE Project Director

Jaden Hilkemann, Director of CAPE Project

Jaden Hilkemann - Director of CAPE Project

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