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Institutional Sexual Assault Awareness on Wednesday's Access Utah

According to the Salt Lake Tribune “Brigham Young University students who are victims of sex crimes say they are investigated by the school and sometimes disciplined after reporting their abuse, a consequence that critics say silences victims and emboldens offenders.” Several thousand people have signed an onlinepetition urging BYU not to investigate rape victims for Honor Code violations. BYU says it is studying the connection between its Title IX Office, which investigates sexual assaults, and its Honor Code Office.



We’ll talk about this on Wednesday’s Access Utah. Our guests will include Alana Kindness, Executive Director of the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault; and Brenda Tracy, a sexual violence prevention consultant at Oregon State University.

We want to know what you think as well. Our email is  and you can call in to 1-800-726-1495 during the program Wednesday morning 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.