Louisburg Students attend NCICU Conference on Campus Sexual Assault

Conference Attendees

Front Row: Antwane Sinclair; Back Row: (l to r) John Cole, Triana Springfield, Clai Hill, and Dominique Levy

According to the 2007 Campus Sexual Assault survey, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men report being the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault, and nearly all of the assaults were perpetrated by someone known to the victim. Campus sexual assault is a serious issue which has garnered the attention of government and victim advocacy agencies along with colleges and universities across the nation.

Several of Louisburg College's student leaders recently gave up a Saturday to attend a conference on Campus Sexual Assault Awareness sponsored by North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities. The conference, initiated by SGA Presidents, was designed to educate student leaders about the issue of campus sexual assault and empower them to be change agents on their campuses.

In addition to hearing two keynote addresses, students participated in breakout sessions to discuss various topics around sexual assault. Many ideas for campus education and prevention programs were generated in these sessions. Louisburg's student team will lead the way in implementing some of these ideas in order to raise awareness and effect prevention efforts among students on campus.