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Idaho Leaders Taking Steps to Keep Campuses Safe

Nationally one in five women can be victims

Boise - Political and educational leaders and professionals observing national statistics about assaults on college and university campuses will gather Friday at Boise State University's Student Union Building to discuss ways to keep Idaho students safe.  Idaho officials say the start of a new school year is an appropriate time to remind potential victims that help and prevention efforts are available and ongoing.

National criminal statistics show one in five women are sexually assaulted while in college; more than 90% do not report the crime.  Additionally, twenty-three percent of undergraduate females experience rape or sexual assault through physical force or violence. The forum on Friday brings together Idaho professionals to discuss ways to keep students on Idaho campuses safe through reducing the sexual violence.

Friday, August 26, 2016:

10:30 AM News Conference

At the Boise State Student Union Building, Simplot B Ballroom

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo, Co-Lead Sponsor, Violence Against Women Act

Kelly Miller, Executive Director, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

Bea Black, Executive Director, Woman and Children's Alliance, Boise

Annie Kerrick, Boise State University Title IX Coordinator

Adriane Bang, Boise State University Gender Equity Center Director

11:00 AM Forum on Relationship and Sexual Violence: Support and prevention networks on campus and in our community , Simplot B Ballroom, Boise State University Student Union Building

Learn about how groups within Boise State University and around Boise are fighting sexual and domestic violence in Idaho and about the support networks in place for survivors. Senator Mike Crapo will introduce a panel discussion including the above participants moderated by Dean of Students Christian Wuthruch.