Southeastern presents sexual violence awareness campaign

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – As Southeastern Louisiana University students are returning to campus this fall, they will be presented with a campus wide sexual violence awareness campaign called "No More."

Scheduled on campus throughout September, the events are geared to raise awareness of sexual violence and how it can be prevented. Sponsors of the campaign include the Southeastern Student Government Association, the University Counseling Center, University Police, Reach Out And Respond (ROAR), and the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.

An interactive workshop called "Is it Rape...Culture?" is scheduled on Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center. The workshop will focus on how society teaches individuals to participate in a culture of rape. The workshop will be led by Sociology Instructor Rebecca Hensley.

"Don't be a Zebra," a second workshop, is scheduled Sept. 10, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre. It will focus on how to intervene in sexual violence and how not to be a bystander.

The Southeastern Student Government Association will host "Take the Pledge" on Sept. 11. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union, students will have the opportunity to make a pledge against sexual violence.

The final event of the campaign will take place on Sept. 13 and 14, as the University Police Department presents a Rape Aggression Defense Class (RAD). The two-day class is open to women only and free to Southeastern students and employees. The Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while Sunday hours are 12 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact University Police at

For information on the campaign, contact the Student Government Association at

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