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The problem of sexual assault is a challenge for campuses and communities nationally. At the University of Iowa, we are directly confronting this problem. We are being transparent about the issue and we are using research-based solutions to address it. On this page you’ll find stories and other information outlining the UI’s efforts and response to this issue.

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President Mason's email to campus community on sexual assault

University of Iowa President Sally Mason shares a letter with the campus community about the importance of talking openly about the serious issue of sexual assault. Story

Johnson County sexual assault victims, survivors benefit from fund

The Johnson County Sexual Assault Response Team (JCSART) Fund—which was established last fall by local health-care providers and other generous donors with gifts made through the University of Iowa Foundation—helps support the JCSART, one of many resources that can help lessen trauma for sexual assault victims and survivors. Story

Coming together for healing and hope

The Rape Victim Advocacy Program at the University of Iowa is offering a Women’s Sexual Violence Support Group beginning Wednesday, June 18 and continuing until Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the RVAP offices, located at 332 S. Linn St., Suite 100 in Iowa City. Story

RVAP seeks volunteer advocates to help sexual assault victims/survivors

The Rape Victim Advocacy Program at the University of Iowa is currently recruiting volunteer advocates to staff the crisis line and support survivors at the hospital or with law enforcement. The deadline to apply is May 26. Story

Mason issues statement on White House sexual assault recommendations

University of Iowa President Sally Mason issued a statement in response to recommendations issued today, Tuesday, April 29, by the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault: Story

Cathartic clothes

Morgen Sedlacek hangs a t-shirt.

Almost 400 t-shirts designed by victims and survivors of sexual violence are displayed in the Old Capitol Town Center today, Tuesday, April 29, as part of the Clothesline Project, a visual display bearing witness to violence against people of all genders, organized locally by the Rape Victim Advocacy Program as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Photo Feature

President's Forum highlights efficiency and safety

In the final President’s Forum of the semester, UI President Sally Mason pointed to the university's long record of streamlining operations and noted progress on UI measures to combat sexual assault. Story

Empowering and educating

a woman hangs a t-shirt for the annual Clothesline project display

“It’s Time…To Talk About It!: Your voice. Our future. Prevent sexual violence,” is the theme of this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, an initiative organized locally by the Rape Victim Advocacy Program in collaboration with other campus and community organizations. Story

UI not alone among colleges nationwide in addressing campus safety for women

protesters with signs

UI already complied with many of the new federal requirements for colleges regarding preventing, reporting, and disciplining sexual violence before they took effect this month, but administrators say they’re using the act to review policies, update language, and stay current on the issue. Story from: The Gazette

The Gazette

UI debuts second Nite Ride van

nite ride vans

As of Friday, the University of Iowa now has two of its popular Nite Ride vans in circulation—an addition administrators made in response to student concerns about safety and sexual assault on campus. Story from: The Gazette

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