Panel linked to CSWS-funded survey proposes UO sexual violence office

October 23, 2014

Eugene, OR—A task force charged with studying sexual assault prevention methods at the University of Oregon recommended the creation of a single office on campus for sexual and gender violence. This was among 23 recommendations presented on October 22 to the University of Oregon Senate by the task force co-chairwoman, Carol Stabile, former director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society and a professor in the UO School of Journalism and Communication and Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.

The Eugene Register-Guard reported: “The 19-member task force’s initial recommendations represent a blueprint for long-term efforts to address sexual violence on campus, the group wrote in its lengthy report, called ‘Twenty Students Per Week.’ That number is an estimate of how many female UO students on average during college experience some kind of unwanted sexual contact for the first time, based on preliminary results from a UO psychology professor and graduate students’ survey.”

That survey was funded by the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society, along with private donations.

See the complete Eugene Register-Guard article at: Panel proposes UO sexual violence office | Local | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon.

See also the UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence Research Interest Group.