Survey Focuses On Sexual Assaults On MSU Campus

EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Stopping sexual assaults at Michigan State University has and continues to be a big focus for President Lou Anna K. Simon.

Currently, administrators are looking for student feedback and President Simon says she is asking students for their help as administrators continue to work to create a safe atmosphere for all students.

This morning all MSU students will receive an invitation for an online survey in their school email accounts. The survey will test student knowledge about available resources and social climate surrounding sexual misconduct at MSU. The results are confidential.

We are told the survey should take between 20 and 30 minutes to complete and will be open for the next three weeks.

In a related story, The American Psychological Association has honored a Michigan State University faculty member for her research and advocacy work for rape victims.

The East Lansing school says that the association’s Society for Community Research & Action has given psychology professor Rebecca Campbell its 2015 Award for Special Contributions to Public Policy.

Michigan State says that Campbell’s research “focuses on violence against women, specifically sexual assault.” It says her work examines “how the legal, medical and mental systems respond to the needs of rape survivors.”

She recently served as an independent evaluator for a federally funded study of why about 10,000 sexual assault kits went untested in Detroit.

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