Stalking Awareness Presentation

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Date(s) - 01/31/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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January is National Stalking Awareness Month.  Stalking, as defined by W.Va. Code § 61-2-9a, is a misdemeanor that may be reported and prosecuted through appropriate law enforcement channels.  Additionally, stalking behaviors may be a violation of college policies, including WVUP’s Code of Student Conduct, which prohibits intimidation, threats, harassment or other action which threatens or endangers the health, wellbeing or safety of a person.  Often, stalking conduct is associated with intimate partner violence or other gender-based relationships or pursuits, in which case it also constitutes a violation of WVUP’s Policy A-44, Sexual Misconduct and Other Forms of Discrimination and Harassment.

Stalking is challenging to address from all perspectives—for victims, administrative investigations, and legal prosecutions.  The WVUP Social Justice Committee would like to provide the campus community an opportunity for awareness and prevention related to stalking by hosting an expert presenter on the topic on Tuesday, January 31.   Samuel Wilmoth of the WV Foundation for Rape Information and Services, Inc., will speak at 11:00 a.m. in the College Theater (Room 1305) on the main campus.  His one-hour presentation will also be broadcast to the Jackson County Center (Room 113).

A sign-in sheet will be provided for documenting professional development for employees and course credit for students whose professors offer it.

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