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The deaths of Wendy Martinez and Mollie Tibbets gained national attention and raised awareness on the current issue of violence against women. Several reports of sexual assault or domestic violence have been reported at Germanna Community College and it is time to act to reduce the number of cases to zero. Movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp have been momentous and one could argue the power of right now to make college campuses a safer place. The risk-factors are many for sexual assault and violence on college campus, but the damage can be a heavy weight to carry. Betsy Devos has recently redefined sexual assault and harassment on campus. Potential solutions to ending sexual assault on campus include film analysis, panel discussions and role-playing. These activities would be carried out through the creation of a student-led club called SAS-V. There are some drawbacks to the proposed solutions, however the benefits would be enough to overcome the perceived challenges. Making changes at Germanna Community College would be an honorable contribution to the global initiative to end violence against women.


Rosetta Dudley presented this paper at the 5th Annual Student Research and Writing Symposium at Germanna Community College.

*1st Place*

Copyright © 2019 by Rosetta Dudley



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