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Campus Sexual Assault Education Conference

Courtney Meyer organized a one-day conference to educate college students about sexual assault with a unique focus on masculinity and rape. The conference was available to students and took place at Penn State on October 15, 2013.

Project Status: Held on October 15, 2013

Project Team

About the Project

  • One-day conference in collaboration with the Center for Women Students and the Commission for Women held at Penn State University on October 15, 2013. (Conference was free and available to students to register).
  • The purpose of the conference is to educate college students about sexual assault in general, along with a special focus on masculinity and rape.

Project Details

  • Specific topics include: characteristics of the perpetrator, rape myths, dating violence, sex as a weapon, rape in the LGBT community, what to do after rape, reporting a rape, bystander intervention, and methods of preventing rape.
  • The keynote speaker was Laura Dunn. Students attended a variety of different small workshops.

Implications

  • With the conference’s unique focus on masculinity and rape, attendees were educated on campus sexual assault from an innovative point of view that is not usually represented in these types of programs.
  • Additional information can be found on the conference's webpage.