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NU President Promotes Sexual-Assault Support Center

The center offers free, confidential support and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault.

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has taken steps to address these issues on campus by promoting its Center for Awareness, Response and Education (CARE) -- a support and advocacy office for survivors of sexual assault -- during its Sexual Assault Awareness Week. April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro sent a message to the school community Monday morning, reminding students, faculty and staff of the center’s services and value.

“I applaud the students, faculty and staff who are part of our sexual violence prevention, education and response efforts,” Schapiro wrote. “Together we can make Northwestern a safer community in which to live, work and study. … Northwestern provides many opportunities for community members to take action against sexual violence. I encourage you to get involved in these important efforts.”

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CARE, located on the third floor of 633 Emerson St., was founded in September and states its mission as providing “information, advice, crisis counseling, support, advocacy, referrals and education about sexual violence (including sexual assault, rape, intimate partner violence and stalking) as well as consent, healthy relationships and healthy sexuality to the NU community.”

Morton encouraged students to visit the center, join one of Northwestern’s sexual-assault awareness groups and participate in the daily events the school will sponsor over the next week to spark discussion on topics of sexual violence.

Northwestern students can contact the CARE office by calling 847-291-2054 or by visiting the CARE website at Northwestern.edu/CARE.

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