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Greek Life to Discuss Sexual Assault Prevention

The Commission for Women is a group dedicated to protecting the rights of Penn State women. CFW members collaborate with organizations and departments all over campus to support gender-equality initiatives, from issues like salary equity, to intercollegiate athletics, to workplace and classroom climate, and beyond. The group advises the university president on women’s issues and work with students regularly to develop best practices and cultivate ideas on campus.

This week in particular, the group will focus on personal safety. At Wednesday’s meeting, there will be a panel discussion on sexual assault prevention, specifically on what sororities and fraternities can do about the issue. CFW encourages students to join the conversation, whether they’re involved in Greek Life or not.

“The topic of the meeting, what Greek Life can do about sexual assault on campus, is valuable because it will help to motivate Greek Life — a large part of Penn State both in numbers and influence — to help make a difference and protect against the dangers of sexual assault,” says Cheyenne Sexton, a senior and the copy editor for CFW’s PR campaign.

Emily Agosti, another senior and the campaign’s account manager, agrees. “The Commission for Women does a lot of great things to improve inequalities on campus, but they can’t stop sexual assault on their own. Getting Greek Life involved is a great idea because it brings so many people together for the same cause.”

If sexual assault prevention is important to you, join this discussion. Listen to the panel and offer your input. Stop by CFW’s meeting in 404 Old Main at 12:15 p.m. tomorrow, October 23, and be a part of the change.

About the Author

Alicia Thomas

Alicia is a senior with majors in Print Journalism and Spanish and a minor in International Studies. Chances are that she's somewhere talking about her semester abroad or ranting about sexual assault prevention right now. She can be reached via Twitter (@aliciarthomas) or email ([email protected]).


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