I would like to raise sexual assault awareness to everyone on the Pittsburg State University campus. According to the campus advocate, Brooke Powell, Safehouse Crisis Center, "Students reaching out to an advocate has tripled". This has been within a two year span (2011-present). If we were to raise awareness and improve the quantity of education, this number would decline. A recent study in 2000 showed that 48.8% of college women who were victims of attacks that met the study’s definition of rape did not consider what happened to them rape.
I present this petition to President Steve Scott. I would like to petition for Freshman Experience and Transitions course staff members to have mandatory lectures on Sexual Assault Awareness. To educate students on what is considered sexual assault, signs of sexual assault, what to do if sexual assault has occurred, and the outcomes of its affects.