New Campaign Aims to Better Address Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses

By: WHSV Newsroom Email
By: WHSV Newsroom Email

 

JMU ON CAMPUS RESOURCES:

Student Wellness & Outreach – 540-568-2831

Campus Police – 540-568-6911

CARE 568-6411 – 24-hour student run sexual assault helpline

Office of Judicial Affairs – 540-568-6218

One in Four - 540-568-2831

Counseling & Student Development Center – 540-568-6552

  • Sexual Trauma Empowerment Program (STEP): The Counseling & Student Development Center offers free and confidential short and long-term individualgroup, and emergency sexual trauma counseling services for JMU students; advocacy services for survivors, including assistance with medical, judicial, and legal referrals; and, finally, consultation services, including consultation around Title IX, for faculty, staff, family members, and friends of survivors of sexual trauma.


JMU OFF CAMPUS RESOURCES:

The Collins Center 540-434-CASA – 24- hour sexual assault crisis hotline

Commonwealth Attorney’s Victim Witness Program 1-800-838-8238 (24/7 Hotline)

Harrisonburg Police Department – 540-434-4436

Rainn.org - 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) 24-hour online or telephone hotline

- See more at: http://www.jmu.edu/titleIX/resources/sexual-assault-resources.shtml#sthash.NgdaSM1v.dpuf

VIRGINIA With pressure building across the country to better address sexual misconduct on college campuses, one local university announces a new campaign to help fix the problem.

A report out by the University of Virginia said, 50 percent of reported sexual assaults take place during the first three months of school.

Now, the U.Va. initiative called "Hoos Got Your Back" aims to reduce this statistic by making people more aware of their surroundings and encouraging people to speak up if they see something.


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