Sexual violence education suggested for Missouri sororities

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The University of Missouri Panhellenic Association is proposing an education plan to help sororities prevent sexual assaults on campus.

The association says the plan will be used by sororities beginning in the fall semester. It will present the plan during a summit on Saturday designed for Greek leaders and members to discuss how to prevent sexual violence.
The Panhellenic Association is an umbrella group for campus sororities. Spokeswoman Carolyn Welter says the plan uses resources already available on campus, with additions.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1Sr0A41) the plan includes a yearly education for sorority members and encourages peer educators. It also would require sorority chapter leaders to be trained to handle reports of sexual violence in their chapters.
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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com.