Center that supports Huskers who’ve survived sexual assault and domestic violence is expanding

13% of all college students are impacted by sexual violence while pursuing a degree
Credit: Pexels

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – UNL’s Center for Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE) is scheduled for relocation this summer.

The CARE program supports and advocates for Huskers who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, harassment and other related crimes.

Currently located on the third floor of the Nebraska Union, the new hub will open in a larger, renovated space in the Neihardt Center.

A search is currently underway to find the first CARE director who, when hired, will work to increase the number of CARE advocates to support victims/survivors.

UNL has also taken additional steps to increase support systems and awareness surrounding sexual misconduct and violence on campus.

The University is currently investigating how to expand mental health support on campus, working to update the sexual misconduct training modules and developing stronger contacts with off-campus resources, including Voices of Hope.

A role to lead campus-wide education on sexual misconduct is being pursued by Student Affairs and the University also released a syllabus statement on sexual misconduct.

Nationally, 13% of all college students are impacted by sexual violence while pursuing a degree. That jumps to 26.4% when looking specifically at undergraduate female students.

Categories: Education News, Lancaster, Nebraska News, News, Top Stories