Improving Women’s Safety at UK

Contact: Mary Margaret Colliver



LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2004) -- University of Kentucky President Lee T. Todd Jr. will announce a collection of new safety initiatives the university will implement this academic year to improve the protection of women on campus during a news conference at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the Center Theatre, UK Student Center. In addition to these announcements, Carol Jordan, director of the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women, will release findings from a victimization survey conducted at UK with 1,010 female graduate and undergraduate students. The study measured the prevalence of victimization among female UK students, their fear of crime, university response, and related items. 

Todd will be joined by UK First Lady Patsy Todd; representatives from Verizon Wireless, Kentucky State Police, and Lexington-Fayette Division of Police; UK Police Chief Fred Otto; UK Vice President of Student Affairs Pat Terrell; UK Dean of Libraries Carol Diedrichs; UK Student Government President Rachel Watts; and other UK officials.

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