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SGA holds event to increase sexual assault awareness

Maleigh Crespo
SGA senator Grayson Gustin assists Senator-at-Large and event coordinator Kalena Myers with soiree raffle tickets on March 8, 2024.

Students had the opportunity to dress up, dance, and educate themselves on sexual assault prevention at a soiree put on by Loyola’s Student Government Association.

SGA’s Assembly for Sexual Assault and Prevention banded together to create a night to honor those who have survivors of sex related violence, according to assembly chair, Kalena Myers. 

The soiree gave students and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence the chance to feel welcomed and heard.

“The opportunity to feel not alone, it’s so important,” psychology senior Breanna Crain said.

This type of event was one Myers said they felt was needed at Loyola, whether the community realizes it or not.

Myers said she hopes this soiree will become an annual event.

“I think, especially with Loyola being as diverse as it is, um it’s really important to one, address those issues and two, build up the community and to support each other,” Myers said.

But the event wasn’t exclusive to Loyola. The committee partnered with Dillard University’s Healing Women organization and Loyola’s counseling center, both of which had speakers at the event, to show this awareness.

Assistant Director of the University Counseling Center Ash Bayer spoke at the event and said events that educate one another on sexual awareness are essential to fight for prevention.

“We can unlearn harmful ideas, educate ourselves, and hold each other accountable to be the people we all aspire to be,” Bayer said. 

In previous years, the committee focused on handing Title IX cases and increasing awareness for sexual assault and domestic violence on campus through posters. This year, however, Myers said they wanted to do something different. 

“This year, we’re really moving forward with events like this and I think it was really a success,” Myers said.


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Kloe Witt
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Kloe Witt currently serves as The Maroon's Managing Editor for Digital. Kloe is a sophomore double majoring in journalism and environmental studies, though is interested in pursuing a career in media services for recreational therapy camps. In their free time, Kloe is usually watching Criminal Minds, listening to Taylor Swift, or reading new books. Kloe can be reached [email protected].
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Maleigh Crespo serves as the Maroon's Editor in Chief. Maleigh previously served as the Maroon's  Managing Editor for Print, Design Chief, Equity and Inclusion officer, and Op/Ed editor. When she’s not writing, she can be found listening to Taylor Swift on repeat, online shopping, or feeding the squirrels in Audubon.

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