RAIV hosts RAINN day

Oct 242010
Authors: Jordyn Dahl

The Associated Students of CSU are hosting their first RAINN Day as part of their newly introduced RAIV program to raise awareness on campus about interpersonal violence.

RAIV –– Rams Against Interpersonal Violence –– was established this year as part of President Cooper Anderson and Vice President Jennifer Babos’s campaign promise to raise awareness about the issue.
“I think it’s something that needs to be talked about,” Babos said. “(Interpersonal violence) is a huge part of society that isn’t discussed.”

RAINN, or Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network Day, will be Wednesday, October 27. RAIV will be on the plaza with other resources to raise awareness about interpersonal violence and discuss what other resources are available to students who are a victim of it.

This is the first event RAIV has put on since its creation this past summer.

RAIV hopes to make students aware of campus resources such as the Sexual Assault Victim’s Assistance Team and the two resources off campus –– the Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center and Crossroads, a shelter for women who are victims of domestic abuse.

The two directors of RAIV, Rachel Drechsler and Allison Watt, have been working on a federal grant called the Campus Grant Program to donate money to the resources so they can receive better training.

“We think there is room for improvement,” Drechsler said.

ASCSU Beat Reporter Jordyn Dahl can be reached at news@collegian.com.

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