Violence against women is prevalent at universities across the country, but women are fighting back, often led by campus programs.
The Safe Sisters program at the Georgia Institute of Technology informs and empowers sorority sisters there.
"Students have the power to change the culture of violence on campus," said Colleen Petterson, program coordinator of Georgia Tech's Women's Resource Center. She discussed it at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) annual conference in Boston in March.
Located in Atlanta, Georgia Tech has a male-dominated student body; males are 70% of its 18,000 students and its 48 Greek groups. There are 14 sororities.
School policy defines sexual misconduct as sexual conduct without consent by an acquaintance or stranger. It may include intentional touching or …