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  • Herald Journal Friday, Aug. 04, 2017

    USU Announces Student Sexual Violence Awareness, Prevention Requirements

    Utah State University announced a slew of requirements for its students to complete as part of the school’s ongoing effort to reform the way it prevents and responds to sexual violence. The new measures were outlined in a news release by the university this week. “From research at other colleges and universities nationwide, we know there is a higher incidence of sexual assault at the beginning of the school year, so we’re addressing this risk directly and early in the fall semester,” wrote Noelle Cockett, USU president and head of the university’s task force on sexual violence, in a prepared statement. ... Aside from implementing immediate requirements for its incoming students and graduate student population, USU will also employ programs for the entire campus. ... USU’s DeRito wrote in an email that USU is the first university to be part of the Upstanding program. “In that way, we’re leveraging the expertise within the state and helping the Department of Health fine-tune the program so it can be more easily exported to other institutions who may want it,” she wrote.

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