Campus Sexual Assault Summit Held Monday

Preventing campus sexual assaults and helping victims. Those were the goals of Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder as she led a third statewide campus sexual assault summit Monday at Eastern Michigan University. Snyder says they’ve made progress, but there’s more to do.

“I would love to see a uniform policy for all of the colleges across Michigan as to what happens when a sexual assault occures,” Snyder said. “Everybody plays by the same rules. These colleges are not meant to be judge a jury. We probably need to get some legislation into place.”

Snyder says she knows that could take years to happen. A resource handbook was released Monday for campus sexual assault survivors. Snyder says there’s $600,000 in grant money to the colleges to prevent campus sexual assault and help survivors.