NMSU to teach prevention of sexual violence

Posted at: 01/26/2014 12:18 PM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4



LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Students and staff at New Mexico State University will have to undergo mandatory training this fall on how to prevent acts of sexual violence.
    
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports  university officials are developing training in light of a new federal law known as the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act.
    
NMSU Police Chief Stephen Lopez is leading a task force on the matter.
    
The training will include prevention and awareness programs related to crimes such as rape, harassment, domestic violence and stalking.
    
It will also extend to high school students taking dual-credit courses, families living on campus and private on-campus employees.
    
The act states universities must provide data on stalking and dating violence that takes place on or near camps and at off-campus housing.
    
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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com

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