Tech to host sexual harassment summit Wednesday to Friday

Tech to host sexual harassment summit Wednesday to Friday

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Texas Tech will host a summit focused on sexual harassment in higher education from Wednesday to Friday.

This is the first time Tech has hosted a summit of this kind, according to a Tech news release. The cost for the summit is $15 for students, $35 for staff and $55 for faculty and others.

Events will begin at 5:15 p.m.Wednesday in the University Library room 039. Thursday sessions will start after an 8:30 a.m. welcome breakfast in the Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center in the library.

Guest for the event include Vicki Magley, a psychology professor from the University of Connecticut; Menah Pratt-Clarke, vice president for strategic affairs and vice provost for inclusion and diversity at Virginia Tech; Andrea Piño, co-founder of End Rape on Campus; and Jessica Luther, author of "Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape.

"The summit signals Texas Tech's willingness to acknowledge a widespread problem in universities across the nation and take a lead role in offering solutions and enacting meaningful changes,"Elizabeth Sharp, summit co-organizer, professor in Human Development & Family Studies and former chair of the Presidents' Gender Equity Council, said in the release. "Spearheaded by female faculty from six of Texas Tech's colleges and with partnerships from more than 20 units, colleges and offices at the university, the summit brings to the foreground the reality that sexual harassment affects all members of the higher-education community and must be combatted by us all."

A full schedule of events can be found here. Those with more questions about the summit should email Sharp at elizabeth.sharp@ttu.edu.

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