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FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
assault, stalking and dating violence can all be common occurrences on a college
campus, but the University of Findlay (UF) is taking extra steps to make sure
that's not the case there.
nothing like the freedom of being in college, but along with that independence
sometimes comes danger.
walk from…a very far edge of campus to the opposite end of campus [after]
midnight some nights," said Maria Kossman, a senior at UF.
have a very safe culture on campus," said Assistant Dean Matt Bruskotter. "We
haven't seen any kind of increase in activities, particularly no increase in
activity along the sexual assault or stalking arena."
last two documented cases of sexual assault at UF occurred in 2012. There have
been none this year, but school officials want to be proactive, and are using $287,000
in grant money to better prepare students and staff in case there is an
a student is a victim of a sexual assault on campus, they can go right to our
health center, any time, day or night," Bruskotter said.
the university is training all of its nurses to become ‘SANE' – sexual assault
examiners. Safe rooms are also in the works for temporary, alternative housing
never know," said Freshman Peter Yorgen. "Anything can happen on campus. You
might as well be prepared."
next school year there will be an awareness course available online to educate
incoming freshmen about preventing and reporting incidents.
really should be all about learning, determining what you're going to be in
your life, making friends and having new experiences," Bruskotter said. "That
all needs to be done in an environment that's safe and comfortable for
University of Findlay is the only Ohio university to receive the three-year grant
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