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Powerpoint on sexual assault on DU's campus and Sexual Assault Awareness Month events.

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  1. 1. DU was one of 55 universities who were investigated in 2014 by the federal government under Title IX for possible misconduct in dealing with sexual assaults on campus.
  2. 2. “The university has to balance a line because [DU doesn’t] want to expel someone for not doing anything because they have a right to an education as well as the person who has been sexually assaulted because they have a right to an education too,” says Olivia Storz, a sophomore.
  3. 3. DU’s CAPE (Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Education) and the Health and Counseling center offer free and low charge services to students who have been victims of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. These services include but are not limited to ten 15 dollar counseling appointments at the Health and Counseling Center, advocacy services such as assistance with reporting, working with the Disability Services Program for special accommodations due to trauma, and free rides by campus safety to the Porter Adventist Hospital and free SANE exams, which are sexual assault forensic exams conducted by a registered sexual assault nurse examiner.
  4. 4. During the month of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, CAPE holds events and hosts speakers to support survivors of sexual assault and educate students and the DU community about the topic. The event highlighted in the photo above, Into the Light, will be held on Friday, April 21 from 5PM- 8PM, on Carnegie Green and will feature a speaker, a march across campus and educational games based around sexual consent. It is modeled around ‘Take Back the Night’, which is a march that has been held on many college campuses in the evening since most sexual assaults at universities happen between 8PM and 12PM.
  5. 5. Blue light phones illuminate the night on DU’s campus for anyone who feels uncomfortable and may need campus safety intervention.
  6. 6. DU offers B.O.S.S. training periodically throughout the year. B.O.S.S. is a program that teaches what consent is, how to intervene in potentially risky sexual situations and how to be a leader in preventing sexual assault on campus. All club members and fraternity and sorority members are required to attend this 90 minute program upon acceptance into their club or Greek organization.
  7. 7. According to EndRapeOnCampus.org, 25 percent of rape victims on campus are sorority members — but only 14 percent of non-victims surveyed were sorority members. Fraternity men are also 3 times more likely to be perpetrators of sexual assault than their non-Greek peers.
  8. 8. All fraternity and sorority members are required to attend B.O.S.S. training immediately upon their acceptance to their organization. At a B.O.S.S. event, peer educator, Olivia Storz, describes consent in the context of a DUI, “Even if both people in the car are drunk, the driver is the one responsible for [drinking and driving]. So even if the two parties are too drunk to consent [to having sex], the perpetrator can still be prosecuted because they initiated the activity.”
  9. 9. Between 92 and 98 percent of crime victims are telling the truth — this statistic stands true for sexual assault.
  10. 10. “In my experience, the office of Title IX here [at DU] takes every claim seriously around sexual assault seriously. They use the two investigator model with all sexual assaults, which means there has to be two investigators doing all of the interviewing and present at all times, and weighing that evidence”, says coordinator of CAPE services, Kayla Ham.
  11. 11. T-shirts will hang for the Clothesline Project in the Anderson Academic Commons through May 5. These shirts have the thoughts and feelings of survivors of gender violence on them. Students can also participate in Denim Day on April 26. Denim Day is based on an Italian Supreme Court case where it was ruled that an Italian woman was not raped because denim jeans are too difficult to get off without the person who is wearing them helping to take them off themselves. Students can show their support for survivors of sexual assault on campus and around the world by wearing denim on this day.

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