Sexual assault against college women (and men) has been in the news in recent years, with good reason: research consistently finds that about 1 in 5 college women and 1 in 16 college men experience some form of sexual violence. In southwest Pennsylvania, we have an important story to tell about how university leaders have made this issue a priority, and have worked across campuses and with victim advocates, law enforcement and other community partners.
FISA recently asked university leaders in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties: What message would you give to your campus and to the broader community about sexual violence? Watch their video responses and learn more about the efforts underway locally.
Or you can read the news coverage of this initiative:
- University leaders speak out against sexual violence. Jamie Martines. Tribune Review, Sept 11, 2017.
- Campus presidents, the DA and victim advocates to attend screening of videos on sexual assault. Bill Schackner, Post Gazette, Sept 11 2017
Local leaders address sexual assault. Luke Stambaugh. PittNews, Sept 12, 2017.