Combating sexual assault


IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) The University of Iowa plans to provide by-stander intervention training at fraternities and sororities to help combat sexual assaults.

Tom Rocklin, vice president for student life told the Iowa City Press-Citizen that the entire UI Greek community has agreed to take the annual training, which begins in the fall. That’s about 3,000 students.

Rocklin says the training isn’t about stopping a rape in progress, but it is aimed at “getting someone out of a situation that has a lot of risk to it.”

The university is developing a similar program for bar workers.

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