One in four college women have survived rape or attempted rape according to One in Four, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of rape by the thoughtful application of theory and research to rape prevention programming. One in Four, Inc., serves as an umbrella organization and support system for sexual assault peer education groups who call themselves ‘One in Four’ Chapters.
The Elsie S. Shenk Wellness and Women’s Center, in partnership with Corporal James Miller, Millersville University Police Department, are looking to initiate a One in Four men’s program at Millersville University. Miller, with the help of Jayme Trogus, women’s center, are currently in the process of recruiting male students to be a part of the program.
The primary goals of the men’s program are to help men understand how to help women recover from rape, increase the likelihood of bystander intervention in potentially high-risk situations and challenge men to change their own behaviors and influence the behaviors of others.
“I will help to link our programs and services at the Women’s Center with the One in Four program to provide a coordinated effort on campus,” said Trogus. “We want those students involved to develop the group in a purposeful way based on their talents, interests and the needs on campus.”
Miller will serve as the advisor to the program, and the goal is to have the group up and running by the end of this semester.
For more information on the national organization, visit the One in Four, Inc., website.
Photo courtesy of www.oneinfourusa.org/.