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Dathan Jackson
Many people work behind the scenes to ensure that Huskie safety is at the forefront. That includes member of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Implementation Committee and the Violence Against Women Task Force. Since NIU’s consent policy was officially adopted, only “yes means yes” when it comes to initiating sexual encounters. Here’s more about...
It’s On Us, a national campaign against sexual assault on college campus, will host a Demonstration Day event at noon Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Martin Luther King Memorial Commons. The NIU Student Association will provide more information about the movement during the event. Guests are invited to take the pledge to: RECOGNIZE that non-consensual...
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All incoming new students – freshmen and transfers – must complete mandatory online education designed to improve their understanding of the critical issues regarding sexual assault, interpersonal violence, stalking and bystander intervention, as well as the prevention of alcohol misuse. With the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the 2014 Campus...
As part of a university initiative to reduce risk and promote safety, 10 Northern Illinois University employees were recently added to an interdisciplinary team when they were certified by Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) to teach women’s self-defense. The new instructors represent Intercollegiate Athletics, Human Resources, Health Enhancement and the NIU Police Department, adding to the...
Sexual Assault Awareness Month graphic
Health Enhancement & Victim Advocacy Services, in collaboration with other units across campus, is hosting a series of events this month in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Members of the campus and local communities have an opportunity to become more knowledgeable about the dynamics of sexual assault and how this issue impacts individuals in...
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One in three women is the victim of a sexual assault. One in five women is the victim of attempted or completed sexual assault while in college. These statistics demonstrate the importance of educating and training women to avoid situations when possible and defend themselves when necessary. Female students, staff and faculty are invited to...
“In Motion”
The national statistics are frightening: 1 in 5 women are victims of completed or attempted sexual assault while in college. Ninety percent of women know the person who sexually assaulted or raped them. Ninety-five percent of college campus sexual assaults are unreported. At least 50 percent of sexual assaults on college campuses are alcohol-related. Eighty...