News Release from AASCU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2014-07-31

Contact: Jennifer Walpole (202) 478-4665

STATEMENT BY AASCU PRESIDENT MURIEL HOWARD ON SENATOR McCASKILL'S BILL TO COMBAT CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT

“AASCU welcomes the release of Senator Claire McCaskill’s bipartisan bill to combat sexual assault on campus. AASCU institutions are very aware of the problem of sexual assault in our society and on our campuses. Campus sexual assault is a difficult, complex and challenging issue. AASCU’s presidents, chancellors and administrators are committed to fostering a safe campus climate for the nearly 4 million students enrolled in our state colleges and universities.

“Our commitment is to respect the wishes of victims, provide proactive support to students, and be fair to all those who are involved. We believe that the bipartisan bill released today by Senator McCaskill will help us to work collaboratively to prevent and to respond to sexual assault. We look forward to working with the senator and others on her bill as it moves through the necessary steps in congress.”


Muriel A. Howard, President
American Association of State Colleges and Universities

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