Freshmen Sexual Assault Orientation Seminars
Within the past 24 hours, Virginia Tech students have received three emails reporting sexual assault. Clearly, the programs we have in place at Virginia Tech are not working effectively to educate students about the importance of consent when having sexual relations. Currently, incoming freshman must complete an online lesson plan about sexual assault before coming to the university. We think that while this online lesson plan is well-intentioned, sexual assault is a problem that deserves more attention than just a computer screen.
Since sexual assault is a problem that affects real people, this is a problem that needs to be addressed in person. We propose that in-coming freshmen should attend an in-person seminar on sexual assault to show the reality and pertinence of this situation. As students at Virginia Tech, we care about the victims of sexual assault and want to ensure that the best educational programs are in place to prevent any future attacks.