Students Fight Against Sexual Assault

"It's a hard issue to go through on your own and just to know that there's people around campus that you can contact and get with", Lisa Noe said.

It's a student lead class, teaching members the definition of sexual assault and what to do should it happen.

Jenny Hansen joined the class after her friend denied she was assaulted.

"Her reason for not calling it an assault was that she was drunk and that everything that happened was her fault because she had been drinking and I didn't agree with that," Hansen said.

Now Hansen is the class coordinator hoping to get as many men and women to unite. Spreading the word through campus workshops and other materials.

"We have suckers and condoms that we hand out that have different phrases of consent of ways of asking of consent cause that seems to be the number one question that we get," Noe said.

The class continues to grow, this semester two men signed up.

"I do think there is instances where men can be under the influence and not know what's going on and wake up in the morning and be like what just happened but I think for the most part they're generally not going to talk about it," Ramphis Marrero said.

But Marrero along with other students will and plan to change the campus culture.

"I would really like to see everyone on this campus asking for consent one hundred percent of the time with one hundred percent of their partners and I would like to see everyone really committed to working actively together to end sexual violence," Hansen said.

This is the third semester the University has offered the class. It started out as a voluntary class now students get one credit hour for joining the class.


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