Title IX office to host awareness even
The Title IX office at Liberty University will host its first Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Day on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on the Vines lawn.
RAINN Day will focus on educating Liberty students about sexual violence on college campuses.
The event will highlight the Title IX office’s #SpeakUpLU campaign, with an umbrella display which will be aligned on the grass beside the Vines Center.
During the event, students can follow @LUTitleIX on Twitter and Instagram, mention and post photos under the hashtag #RAINNDAY and #SpeakUpLU as well as tag Liberty University Title IX Office on Facebook.
Representatives from RAINN and the Sexual Assault Response Program (SARP) of Central Virginia will be readily available at information tables to help educate students on sexual violence, crisis intervention and ways to advocate for men and women who were and know someone who has been affected by sexual assault.
Title IX intern Lori Mercer who works as the office’s events coordinator for their victim advocacy and awareness projects looks forward to this event and the response it will evoke from the student body.
“The Title IX office looks to educate Liberty Students on sexual assault and hopes that RAINN Day will inform students about this sensitive issue,” Mercer said.
Liberty’s Title IX office encourages Liberty students to #SpeakUp by raising awareness to advocate for those afflicted by sexual violence.
For more information on the event or to report an incident of sexual harassment, discrimination or assault, see the Title IX web page or contact the Title IX office at 434-582-8948.
Williams is an opinion writer.