Despite preventive measures put in place to avoid sexual violence, students still feel hyper-aware when walking around certain areas.
MU and IRE host joint workshop, illuminate process behind investigating sexual assault evidence kit backlog
The investigation resulted in a state audit, revealing nearly 5,000 untested evidence kits.
Attendees were immersed into the stories of fictional sexual assault victims at the RSVP Center’s event.
The RSVP Center and STARS collaborate on The Clothesline Project to help raise awareness of the prevalence of sexual assault.
The Clothesline Project was held at Lowry Mall on Oct. 3, continuing the tradition of decorating shirts to share personal stories dealing with sexual assault and violence.
The booking was made less than 24 hours after initial crime notification was released.
Since the 1970s, Take Back the Night has worked to prevent and eliminate sexual violence.
RSVP Center coordinator Danica Wolf: “We need to be on the same page, on the same journey together, to change our culture.”
RSVP staffer Marlee Ellison: “Denim Day is a huge global thing now, which is really powerful.”
Sophomore Conner Whyte was arrested Sunday on suspicion of first-degree rape and sodomy Sunday afternoon.
MU’s new Office for Civil Rights and Title IX handles a wider range of discrimination besides sexual harassment.
TAPP President Helen Bass: “This event is not intended to discredit nor support movements for survivor-based policy or proposals for increased defendants’ rights — it’s to get people with different ideas in one room together for a discussion.”
IFC VP of Programming Nick Danter said he saw the chapter members become willing to have frank, open discussions.
Under the Safe Campus Act, colleges and universities would be barred from taking any action against a student accused of sexual assault if the victim chooses not to involve police.
The slates address a variety of issues from increasing affordability in housing and dining to advocating for mental health and social justice issues to better the lives of MU students.
In addition to their previous event Rock Against Rape, the RSVP Center will host more events, such as Take Back the Night and the Vagina Monologues.
Of the 78.8 percent of female victims of penetration by force, 61 percent did not believe the incident was serious enough to report.
Almost one-third of MU senior women have experienced unwanted sexual contact while at MU.
The center wanted to use multiple art forms to share their message of zero-tolerance for violence.
This is the first Rock Against Rape concert in three years.
“This bill is important because it leaves no doubt in the law that sexual abuse is included when courts are making judgements in abuse cases,” Rep. Marsha Haefner, R-St. Louis, said. “I know it sounds a bit redundant but many felt there was a need to furt