Students to Speak Out on Campus Safety

Contact: Kathy Johnson

 

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The forum will be structured with an open microphone to allow students to step up and share ideas with the council members. Students also will be provided other opportunities to offer comments in writing or by e-mail.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 26, 2005) -- University of Kentucky students can express their opinions on the safety of women on campus during a special Student Forum on Women’s Safety from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, in 230 UK Student Center.

Information gathered at the forum will be used by the President’s Women’s Safety Advisory Council in formulating ways to prevent violence on campus, educate students on the issue, and reach out to victims of physical or sexual assault. The council plans to present preliminary recommendations to UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. this summer.

Carol Jordan, council co-chair and director of the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women, said the forum will provide all interested students with an opportunity to share opinions, ideas, concerns and suggestions regarding how to improve the safety of women on UK’s campus.

"The council believes it is extremely important to involve students in a very direct way in the work we are doing to improve the safety of women at UK," she said. “They need the opportunity to come forward and tell us what they need and how we ought to go about providing it."

The forum will be structured with an open microphone to allow students to step up and share ideas with the council members. Students also will be provided other opportunities to offer comments in writing or by e-mail.


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