October is designated as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Monday (Sept. 26), President Gary A. Ransdell, joined by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, will proclaim October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month at WKU. The proclamation signing will take place at 2 p.m. on the first floor of Downing Student Union.
Plan to attend this Domestic Violence Awareness Month kickoff event and send a message to the WKU community that relationship violence is unacceptable and to encourage individuals to learn about healthy relationships.
On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.¹ Women between the ages of 18-24, the age range of many college students, are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.²
Prior to the proclamation signing, WKU students, faculty and staff will be invited to participate in the kickoff event to obtain information about interpersonal violence and healthy relationships, win prizes and learn about upcoming campus and community events during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Contact: Elizabeth Madariaga, (270) 745-3159 or firstname.lastname@example.org