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MU students raise awareness about sexual assault

Apr. 24, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The Marshall University Women's Center and CONTACT Rape Crisis Center hosted an event on campus Tuesday to raise awareness of rape, sexual assault and gender violence.

Several men also donned women's shoes for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, in which they walked around campus with signs urging the violence to stop.

Kylee McMullen, a sophomore who serves as a victim advocate with CONTACT, said raising awareness among college students is critical because statistics show one in four women will be sexually assaulted before they graduate.

"We want to make our organization known and that we have resources," she said.

Also assisting with events Tuesday were members of Alpha Xi Delta sorority and Mr. Marshall, Rusty Sartin.

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