SIU Tackling Violence on Campus
CARBONDALE -- SIU kicked off another semester Monday. As fall classes start, campus police are teaming with staff and students for a new effort to stop sexual assault and other violence on campus. It's part of a federal law enacted earlier this year.
This week, about 9,000 people at SIU will go through a course on how to report and stop violence on campus. For the first time, faculty will participate. SIU Police say they're taking a powerful stand against crimes like sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.
This wasn't your average SIU class. Monday, students and faculty met to learn how to address violence on campus.
Each faculty or staff member was given two brochures. If a student reports a problem, this brochure has all of the steps a faculty or staff member needs to help. The student is also given a brochure to take with them. There will be ongoing training and programs across campus this year.
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