Lauretta Frederking


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Opinion: Title IX coordinator aims to create a secure environment in which students can thrive

According to the Association of American Universities, “the incidence of sexual assault and sexual misconduct due to physical force, threats of physical force, or incapacitation among female undergraduate student respondents was 23.1 percent.” This is clearly a national crisis and is, in fact, a crisis of culture that all of us – faculty, staff and students – need to take responsibility for correcting. The first step towards changing a culture is acknowledging that it exists.