WKU joins Hope Harbor in declaring April as sexual assault prevention month
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – April is sexual assault awareness month and Western Kentucky University is teaming up with a local non-profit to help bring awareness to the cause.
WKU and Hope Harbor have planned sexual assault awareness month activities for students and community members to learn about sexual assault and how to prevent it.
On Thursday, President Timothy Caboni, along with others signed a proclamation declaring April as sexual assault prevention month.
According to AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct, 26.4% of female and 6.8% of male undergraduate students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence or incapacitation.
Melanie Evans, the coordinator for sexual assault services and student conduct, says this is a problem hurting all different kinds of people.
Throughout the rest of the month, WKU will be hosting virtual and in person events and exhibits to help bring awareness to the cause.