fayetteland state university says it’s finally giving women the same access to its campus-wide counseling that they have to its doctors and social workers.
In the wake of a wave of sexual harassment allegations, the school said Monday it will require all students to have a safe space on campus where they can discuss issues of gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation.
As a result, students who choose not to participate in counseling will be expected to attend the first two sessions, according to a release.
The first session, called “How to Be a Good Friend” and “How To Be a Better Person,” will be held Monday through Friday.
The second session will be conducted by staff members who will be able to give women advice and help them with any questions they might have.
“These sessions are designed to allow students to practice listening and being a good friend to each another,” said the school in a statement.
“It is important for students to feel safe and to have the opportunity to seek support.”
In the past, the university said it has offered such programs to students.
However, this is the first time it has done so to women, according the school.
The university said in the statement that the program was developed by faculty members who have worked in the field for over a decade.
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