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Via a (deliberate or negligent) misinterpreting of Title IX, new Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud will be closing the Advocacy Center for survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.
Particularly enraging is that this decision was made undemocratically, without consulting the Syracuse University community, at a time when no students are on campus, ONE WEEK BEFORE ITS CLOSING!
One recent alum, Erin Carhart, launched a petition to persuade the Chancellor to PLEASE reconsider!
Please help us fight this DEVASTATING change by signing this CHANGE.ORG PETITION:
On May 30, 2014, the Syracuse University community received an email from our Chancellor stating the various changes that have been made or will be made in the coming days, months, and years. As part of his slated changes, The Advocacy Center (formerly known as The R.A.P.E. Center), which provides sexual assault resources and support to college students, was announced to be closed June 4th, 2014. The services of the AC will be redirected as part of the Counseling Center at SU.
However, as sexual assault awareness advocates, we know this does not work. We know that placing these services under an umbrella of mental health services does not work. We know that consolidating these services within a larger pool of health services does not work. We know that making excuses of confidentiality clauses and employee responsibilities does not work. We know that mandating reporting of sexual assaults does not work. We know that forcing survivors to go through channel after channel to receive services does not work.
Butwe know what does work. We know that The Advocacy Center at SU provided a safer space for students to come forward with their experiences and heal. We know the AC provided education and volunteer work for students seeking to better their community. We know the AC was there for any student that needed them. We know the AC worked. Help us #BringBacktheAC by signing this petition to show SU that students know what works!
Read the comments below the petition and it will become undeniably clear how IMPORTANT and LIFE-SAVING the Advocacy Center is.
I would be eternally grateful if you could please sign and share however you can.
Hey guys, I wouldn’t normally do this, but this is something that is really important to me.
I am a student at Syracuse University. Our new Chancellor has decided to close our Advocacy Center. This center is a safe place for victims of sexual assault to go. There are many resources there that…
signal boost. please sign this petition!!!
Please sign, reblog, or share however you can. I, and many current, former, and future students at SU, would be too grateful for words. Just read the comments on the petition, and you will know how much the Advocacy Center helped people in their times of need.