"I stand up against sexual assault because I feel one sexual assault is one too many" - Laura Canfield, Facilities Services Manager
"I stand up against sexual assault. Speaking out and standing up against sexual assault makes our community a safer place for everyone." - Jenny Katz, Associate Professor of Psychology
Letter from the Interim Administrative Director of Student Health and Counseling, Tamara H. Kenney
We know that when we take care of our friends and intervene in potentially high-risk situations, we can prevent assault from occurring. Students have the power to make a difference in reducing assault and can assist in making our campus safe for victims to report a crime.
By addressing campus sexual assaults, we are not only acknowledging that our students are victims of assault, but we are also recognizing that we need to do everything within our power to prevent our fellow students from being hurt.
SUNY Geneseo is committed to providing options, support and assistance to victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking to ensure that they can continue to participate in SUNY Geneseo-wide and campus programs, activities, and employment.
Bystander intervention is a recognized tool in the prevention of sexual assault. According to Banyard et al (2004) “bystanders can help create new community norms for intervention to prevent sexual assault, increase others’ sense of responsibility for intervening and their feelings of competence, and provide role models of helping behavior”.
Stand up for each other!
Take care of yourselves and your friends,
Tamara H. Kenney, LMSW
Interim Administrative Director of Student Health and Counseling