Of Virginia Male Sexual-Assault Peer-Education Group Presents Programs
Sept. 27, 1999 -- Last spring, a group of
student leaders at the University of Virginia founded an all-male
sexual-assault peer-education group, "One in Four." Their name comes
from the statistic that one in four college women has been subjected
to a sexual assault. The group seeks to involve other men in helping
these women recover and in preventing sexual violence.
February and May, the group presented the program "How to Help a
Sexual Assault Survivor: What Men Can Do" some 30 times reaching
hundreds of students in residence halls, fraternities, classes and
on athletic teams. Because of this tremendous effort, "One in Four"
has been invited to present its program at the International Conference
on Sexual Assault and Harassment on Campus next month in Orlando,
part of an effort to empower university men to take greater responsibility
for the issue of violence against women, "One in Four" will give
two fall programs at U.Va.: Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 3:30 p.m. in
the Rotunda's Dome Room and Thursday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. in the
Maury Hall Auditorium.
article will appear in the November 1999 issue of the Journal of
American College Health featuring U.Va.'s "One in Four" program
and praising it for its leading role in rape prevention.
more information, contact John Foubert, assistant dean of students
and the group's adviser, at (804) 924-3736. Materials describing
"One in Four" and the program will be available at each presentation.
Katherine Jackson, (804) 924-3629