The Realities of Sexual Assault on Campus

On February 8 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in Fellowship Hall, the Church & Society Ministry, in partnership with Wayne State University’s Division of Academic Affairs, will present The Realities of Sexual Assault on Campus, an informational program on the scope and nature of sexual assaults on students attending our colleges and universities. The program will explore the magnitude of the problem (e.g. 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted while attending college!); the behaviors and circumstances that put a student at greater risk of assault; the myths of sexual assault; what constitutes consent to engage in sexual activity; a guide to “bystander intervention,” the victim complaint process; the extent of unreported assaults; victim support systems; and the potentially devastating and continuing trauma suffered by assault victims.

The program will include a presentation and small group exercises. Our featured speaker is Ms. Laina Wirgau. Ms. Wirgau currently works at Wayne State University as a University Counselor and Outreach Coordinator. Ms. Wirgau previously served as a Sexual Assault Therapist at Michigan State University working with survivors of unwanted sexual experiences.

The content of The Realities of Sexual Assault on Campus program is targeted to high school and college-aged youth, parents and other adult family members who support young people currently in college or soon to attend. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Frank Driscoll at 248.666.5021 or by email at frank.driscoll@mellc.co.