The fifth in a series of roundtable discussions about sexual assault on college campuses has been held at West Conn. The forum held this week by Senator Richard Blumenthal stemmed from a report by the White House Council on Women and Girls’ that found that nearly one in five women and one in 71 men have been victims of sexual assault.
Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services Executive Director Laura Cordes says for too many young women and men on college campuses, this issue is one that has remained silent and out of the public view. Cordes says she is proud of the survivors, students and others who have shared their stories, and recommendations for the Task Force.
University President Dr James Schmotter says Western is dedicated to providing the safest possible environment for students, and working to reduce and even eliminate instances of sexual assault on campuses is important work.