Have you ever been a victim of sexual discrimination? Have you ever been a victim of sexual violence, retaliation, dating violence, sexual harassment or stalking? Well, Just Ask’s goal on campus is to prevent sexual discrimination by educating students, faculty, and staff on Title IX.

According to Director of Student Education and Compliance Amanda Blount, her role is to make sure “our community feels like they are in a safe environment.”

On Sept. 23, Just Ask hosted the ‘Get Safe’ event in the Wellness Center. The event offered self-defense lessons taught by Michael Wolfe as well as informational tables set up by Women’s Advocacy Club and a few others to inform students about sexual discrimination.

The event has “(brought) campus partners together to promote safety,” Blount said.

Senior Amy Scroggin was handing out flyers for Women Advocacy club at the event with physical violence statistics.

“On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States – more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.”

Throughout the year there will be other events such as a sexual assault prevention event in April and a peer education program.[pullquote]The event has “(brought) campus partners together to promote safety,”[/pullquote]

All these educational programs are leading up to a campus climate survey to see what students, faculty and staff know about sexual discrimination.

Although Just Ask seems relatively new on campus, there used to be a different committee on campus that was another version of Just Ask called Health Campus Coalition (HCC).

If you are interested in becoming more involved in Just Ask and preventing sexual discrimination there is a Sexual Respect and Awareness Committee that meets at the end of every month.

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