UNB, STU, and NBCC work together to combat campus sexual assault

Three local post-secondary institutions have announced $80,000 per year, over three years, to develop a sexual assault strategy.

UNB, St. Thomas University (STU), and the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) signed a services agreement Thursday, in partnership with the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre.

The funding has been committed to provide fulltime support and advocacy for complainants, promote public awareness, and develop education and training for student leaders and staff.

Marilyn Luscombe, president and chief executive officer of NBCC, says the four groups will work together to design programming which takes into account the complex nature of sexual assault and the diversity of each schools.

UNB worked with the Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre last summer to hire its first campus sexual assault support advocate for the current academic year.