Grant Awarded for Sexual Violence & Prevention

Posted On December 12, 2016
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Recently, a multi-disciplinary group of campus departments (AA/EEO, University Police, Dean of Students, Student Victim Assistance, Athletics and the Counseling and Testing Center) received funding in efforts to increase awareness around sexual violence and prevention. The team attended the AVON Foundation’s Futures Without Violence two-day institute at Morehouse College where they received the latest information on gender-based violence awareness strategies.

The institute provided the latest data and innovations regarding gender-based violence policies and outreach ideas. With the new information provided, we are excited to launch new programming and awareness campaigns to shed more light on gender-based violence.

~ Jennifer Bodnar, senior coordinator of Student Victim Assistance

Key Statistics from Futures Without Violence

  • One in four U.S. women experience partner violence at some point in their lives.
  • Two out of three children are exposed to trauma and violence.
  • One in five teens knows a victim of dating violence.
  • One in five students is sexually assaulted in college.

Additional Resources:
The Facts on Domestic, Dating and Sexual Violence
Action Plan for Parents, Students and Alumni: Preventing College Sexual Assault

Student Victim Assistance staff want to be sure students who have been victimized have all of the information, resources and support available to them. Student Victim Assistance is here to assist victimized students as they figure out what they need and how they would like to move forward. Students who would like to make an appointment can contact Student Victim Assistance at 404-413-1965 for confidential support.