La Verne’s Voices in Action club held a domestic violence awareness presentation Monday in the Campus Center Ballroom in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
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California colleges and universities are now required to adopt an affirmative consent standard when investigating sexual assault cases that take place on and off campus involving members of the academic community.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 73 percent of sexual assaults are perpetrated by a non-stranger, 38 percent of rapists are friends or acquaintances and 28 percent are intimate partners.
The University of La Verne’s One In Three club held “Take Back The Night” last Friday, an event on campus aimed to speak out against and raise awareness of sexual assault.
A surge of campus clubs based on the values of feminism are developing on campus, mirroring a national trend.
Campus events for the week of Feb. 28, 2014.
The University partnered with the One in Three club, House of Ruth and Project Sister to host the One Billion Rising campaign and event Friday.
Most clubs do not attempt to tackle the sensitive topic of sexual assault, but the newly founded club, One in Three, decided to host an entire discussion dinner on the subject on Nov. 22.