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, β€œthe 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.