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Sexual assault survivor to speak to students

Sexual assault survivor to speak to students

Emily Schnipke, Editor-in-Chief
April 18, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

The University of Toledo is celebrating Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April by hosting Liz Seccuro, a rape survivor, author and victims’ advocate. She will speak at UT at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 in Doermann Theater. Seccuro was gang-raped in 1984 during her freshman year at the University...

Ad hoc committee tackles sexual assault at University of Toledo

Ad hoc committee tackles sexual assault at University of Toledo

Bryce Buyakie, Associate News Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Nationwide, 23 percent of undergraduate students report being sexually assaulted, four percent report being stalked and one in 16 men are affected by sexual assault, said Amy Thompson, co-chair of the sexual assault awareness and prevention ad hoc committee and health education professor. At the State...

Letter to the Editor: Unreported sexual assault is still sexual assault

Letter to the Editor: Unreported sexual assault is still sexual assault

Letter to the Editor
March 14, 2017
Filed under Letters, Opinion

Per national statistics, one out of 10 women will be sexually assaulted at some point in her lifetime. Some studies even suggest that the number is as small as one in four women on college campuses. The University of Toledo has approximately 7,000 undergraduate female students, so this means that...

Editorial: UT cares about students’ safety

Editorial: UT cares about students’ safety

Editorial Board
February 21, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

During the Fall 2016 semester, there were three sexual assaults reported at University of Toledo. Earlier this month, within a single weekend, three rapes were reported at Ohio University. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women are sexually assaulted while in...

Three University of Toledo students report sexual assault on campus since mid October

Three University of Toledo students report sexual assault on campus since mid October

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
November 29, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

Since October, the University of Toledo has experienced three individual reports of sexual assault on campus. The first assault was reported Oct. 15, the day of the homecoming football game. The second assault was Nov. 13, and the third was Nov. 19. Each of these assaults occurred in residence halls...

University of Toledo receives grant from the department of justice to address sexual assault

University of Toledo receives grant from the department of justice to address sexual assault

Meg Perry, Staff Reporter
October 18, 2016
Filed under News

The University of Toledo Center for Student Advocacy and Wellness  received a $299,202 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to boost efforts at preventing and addressing sexual assault victimization on UT’s campus. This grant was applied for by Kasey Tucker-Gail, associate professor of criminal...

Love shouldn’t hurt

Love shouldn’t hurt

Emily Jackson, Co-community Editor
October 11, 2016
Filed under Community

Nearly 24 people in the United States become victims of rape or physical violence at the hand of an intimate partner every minute. Over 12 million people in the U.S. alone become victims of domestic violence every year. October is ‘Domestic Violence Awareness’ month and one University of Toledo...

SAEPP hires new employee to coordinate with YWCA

SAEPP hires new employee to coordinate with YWCA

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
August 16, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

During a time when one in four college women are sexually assaulted, the University of Toledo’s Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Program continues to expand to help battle this problem This past June SAEPP added a new campus sexual assault support advocate, Jamie Wlosowicz, to their team. “The...

Denim for a cause

Amber Thomas, Associate Community Editor
April 26, 2016
Filed under Community

It’s a fashion choice that’s inspired by a good cause. Swap your sweats and yoga pants for jean shorts and jeggings on April 27 for National Denim Day, an event dedicated to raising awareness on rape and sexual assault by wearing a pair of jeans. “This kind of thing happens not just here but...

University of Toledo receives grant money to help combat sexual assault

University of Toledo receives grant money to help combat sexual assault

Colleen Anderson, Managing Editor
January 20, 2016
Filed under News

The University of Toledo is continuing its effort to combat sexual assault with the aid of a $214,000 grant from the Ohio Attorney General’s office. UT was one of 13 recipients to receive part of a grant totaling roughly $1.2 million. The grant came from a statewide Victims of Crime Act fund set...

Consistent progress in Sexual Assault Policy

Consistent progress in Sexual Assault Policy

Editorial Board
January 20, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The University of Toledo announced recently that a sexual assault counselor and a domestic violence counselor are going to be hired, and a Center for Student Advocacy and Wellness will be developed. The changes are being funded by a grant UT received from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. UT has...

The University of Toledo receives funding to assist sexual assault survivors

IC staff
January 13, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

The University of Toledo received a $214,000 grant from the Ohio Attorney General’s office to help individuals on campus who have experienced sexual assault. Kasey Tucker-Gail, associate professor of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Legal Specialties, said the money is being used to hire a new...

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