Anselmians "Walk A Mile," Raising Awareness About Assault, Violence

Walk A Mile event, November 2015

The College's Assault and Violence Education and Reporting Team (AVERT) encouraged members of the college community to "walk a mile in their shoes" on Friday, November 6. The second-annual event encouraged students, including athletic teams and members of college societies, as well as faculty, staff and administrators, to walk around the Carr Center wearing opposite gender footwear, in a show of support for increased understanding and commitment to ending domestic violence and sexual assault.

Matthew Sargent '18 with Dean of Students Alicia Finn and Abbot Matthew, O.S.B.The walk concluded 'Enough is Enough' week. The campaign is part of a nation-wide effort to promote safe environments in schools and on college campuses. "We hope to reinforce the message that any act of violence is unacceptable in the very places our nation’s students should expect the greatest peace and security in order to be successful in their academic pursuits," said Joe Horton, Vice President for Student Affairs. "Members of the Saint Anselm College community have put together an impressive slate of events for our campus campaign, including several exhibits that draw attention to issues related to violence. This has been an effort of strong collaboration and excellent work by all involved."

AVERT is co-chaired by Pat Shuster (Vice President for Administration and Title IX Coordinator) and Alicia Finn (Dean of Students). The group is tasked with providing ongoing prevention and awareness campaigns related to sexual assault on campus.