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Sexual Assault Prevention Programs

Numerous programs and printed materials are offered to the university community relating to sexual assault awareness, personal safety and prevention of sexual assault. Programs include information on procedures concerning who should be contacted, the importance of preserving evidence for the prosecution of a criminal offense, and to whom the alleged offense should be reported. The Counseling Center and Office of Victim Services regularly present sexual assault awareness programming including “Red Zone” programming delivered to predominantly freshman classes, residence halls, and other students during the fall semester.  University Police offers a 12-hour RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) program free of charge. The Calendar of Events Handbook, available at the university bookstore, provides detailed information on responding to victims of sexual assault. It lists available resources for victims in need of counseling, medical attention, and emergency shelter. This information is available on-line at the website of the Office of Victim Services (www.bsu.edu/ovs).