Grand Rapids Community College will host speaker Sue Snyder, wife of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, for a community college consortium on sexual assault prevention and awareness, tomorrow, June 14.
According to GRCC Title IX Coordinator Kimberly DeVries, the consortium is intended to bring together those doing Title IX work at Michigan community colleges. The event is funded primarily by a grant through the Michigan State Police and the governor’s office.
“The group has focused primarily on training, provided by MCEDSV (Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence) and sharing best practices amongst our group,” DeVries said. “The goal was to have a forum where community colleges could come together and talk about what prevention efforts were effective on their campuses, how they were using resources creatively, and how they were implementing Title IX and other legal requirements at their specific community college.”
This is the third consortium the college has hosted this year. The other’s were a similar theme, with trainings on investigation best practices and the basics of sexual assault, sexual violence and trauma-informed responses to students.
The conference will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow in the Student Center Multi-Purpose Room at GRCC.
The colleges in attendance will include:
- Washtenaw Community College
- Alpena Community College
- Northwestern Michigan College
- Lake Michigan Community College
- Schoolcraft Community College
- Kellogg Community College
- Montcalm Community College
- Delta Community College
- Aquinas College
- Calvin College
- Western Michigan University
- Grand Valley State University