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Combatting Sexual Harassment and Assault

Deadra Miller, staff writer

Learning about sexual harassment and sexual assault has been on the forefront at PVCC Nov. 13 through Nov. 17.  On Wednesday, Nov. 15, PVCC Police Chief Chris Wyatt sat down with some of the student body to explain the resources that are available and to discuss sexual harassment.

While Wyatt was explaining the meaning of sexual harassment, he said, “Any staff that receives a case of sexual harassment has the obligation to report the said incident to the Title 9 Coordinator, who is the Human Resources Director here at PVCC.”

Wyatt recommends that anyone who attends PVCC read the policies in regard to sexual harassment via the school website and PVCC Safe.

The second speaker of the event was Holly Freeborn. Freeborn is the founder of HOPE@Piedmont and Hope on Grounds at UVA. Both campuses started a club to support and help anyone who has been a victim of sexual harassment or assault.

Freeborn’s specific topic was “how to cope with sexual trauma.” During her talk, she demonstrated very basic ways to protect oneself if an attacker strikes and gave tips on how to stay safe in dangerous situations.

At the end, she gave important phone numbers for victims to find a way to get the help  they deserve.

For more information about this and other issues involving sexual assault or harassment at PVCC. Students can reach out to any staff member who they can trust on campus or HOPE@Piedmont.

 

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