Campus News

SARA Teaches “No Means No”

By: Demetrius D. Hall and Jasmine Saunders

SARA are peers that provide support to victims of sexual harassment, rape, and domestic violence.

They are the shoulder to lean on when dealing with a situation you are not comfortable with talking to faculty, friends, and other adults.

On January 20th, the Sexual Abuse Response Advocate (SARA) program held a seminar called “No Means No,” in Parlor C of the MLK Student Center.

The seminar talked about sexual harassment and rape on college campuses, specifically on Delaware State University’s campus.

The goal of the event was to inform students about the university’s available resources to help them in case of sexual harassment or rape.

Charisma Williams of SARA spoke to The Hornet, “I feel it is important to have this event because there [are] too many unreported rapes and sexual assaults on campus.”

According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), women between the ages of 18 and 24 who are enrolled in college are three times more likely than women who are not enrolled to suffer from sexual violence.

The turnout for this event was much bigger than expected.

Alexis Sudler of SARA , “We are happy that a lot more people than expected showed up because it shows…how much our campus needs this type of information.”

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