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A message from your Execs
Our students have called on us to take action in response to multiple cases of sexual assault and harassment happening on and off our campus. We know for every experience of sexual assault shared, there are countless stories that will never be.
Our mission is to create a safe campus. We cannot do this without the support of the University and entire campus community. Students should not feel unsafe. Students' voices must be heard.
A survivor-centric approach to sexual violence is a must. As the University begins their scheduled review of Policy 42: Prevention of and Response to Sexual Violence, we urge students to share their feedback. You can do that through Amanda Cook, the Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Response.
Here’s what you can expect from your student association:
Expansion of our Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Policy (pg. 89) to include a code of conduct for all members participating in WUSA activities
Involving students in our process; reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilitate healing conversations through our peer support programs
Education on what to do if you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence
If you reach out to Amanda or Meaghan, you will encounter a safe space where you can discuss an incident confidentially, in as much detail as you’re comfortable with. Amanda and Meaghan have an in-depth knowledge of resources, both on and off campus, that can further support you. They can also help you consider next steps, including safety planning, formal or informal resolutions and academic accommodations.
We know right now is a difficult time for many of us, for many reasons. Please remember to take care of yourself and reach out to our available mental health resources if you need to.