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.
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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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
“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.
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.