Sexual assault prevention training to be held

January 29, 2013 | UToday
By Casey Cheap



A course on sexual assault training and prevention will be held for UT students, faculty and staff on back-to-back Fridays, Feb. 1 and 8, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Student Union.

The two-part class will be sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the YWCA HOPE Center. Speakers will include Deborah Stoll of the Greater Toledo YWCA.

“We have resources all across campus,” said Michele Martinez, dean of students. “We want students to feel comfortable and have someone to reach out to. This is their chance to talk, to reach out.”

Martinez said the event will provide information on resources on how to report a sexual assault to the police, legal options victims have, myths versus facts regarding sexual assault, and the University’s policies and procedures in dealing with assaults.

“We are trying to broaden the amount of advocates on our campus against sexual assaults,” Martinez said. “We have invited a wide range of students, including at least one person from every academic college, the Registrar’s Office and the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women.”

Martinez said about 20 people have signed up so far and that the training can hold up to 50 as seating is limited.

Those interested must RSVP with the Dean’s Office or contact Martinez at 419.530.2256 or michele.martinez@utoledo.edu.