In Part Two of News Channel 9&10 special report, Voice for Victims, we’re taking a closer look at a groundbreaking program at Central Michigan University that’s leading the charge to support survivors of sexual assault.
As sexual assault issues come to light on a national scale, colleges throughout the country are revamping how they deal with these sensitive situations. In fact, colleges throughout the country model their survivor support programs off of what’s being done at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant.
When Steve Thompson taught self-defense at CMU decades ago, young women often told him they'd been sexually assaulted but didn't feel comfortable seeking professional support. Fed up, he wrote a letter to then-dean of students Bruce Roscoe. "I said, 'How could we let this happen?'"