Here is what the LuteDome has to say about the recent article entitiled “From silent to survivor” on We always appreciate your feedback! Feel free to add to the conversation on this important matter or any other subjects that you feel passionate about.

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Center for Gender Equity //

April 15, 2016 at 5:21p.m. //

Thank you, Mast Media, for reporting on the very important movement on campus that brings attention to a very serious issue that impacts PLU and every college and university campus.

One thing that we would like to add are some resources at PLU and in the Center for Gender Equity (fka The Women’s Center) for the victims of sexual assault. One amazing resource that we have on campus is our Victim Advocates that provide individuals with options and resources so they can make informed decisions about their situation. They offer a safe, private setting to talk with individuals who have questions or concerns about sexual assault, intimate partner violence or stalking. Advocates are highly trained and confidential.

Contact Info:

Dawn Cuthbertson

Gender-Based Violence Advocate


Jennifer Warwick, MSW, LICSW

Associate Director & Victim Advocate


We’ve had multiple students ask how they can get involved with sexual assault prevention on campus. One of the first ways for students to get involved is to listen to their peers when they disclose an assault to them. To listen and affirm are two of the most important things another person can do to support a survivor. Students can also join in PLU’s bystander campaign, “It’s on Lutes,” as well as join the Sexuality Awareness and Personal Empowerment Team (SAPET), a peer-education group that connects with peers on issues of consent, healthy relationships, gender and sexuality and bystander skills.

For more information, visit the Center for Gender Equity. We want to hear from you!

Kenneth Quert // April 23, 2016 at 1:13 a.m. //

Wow, you’re telling me that getting ridiculously drunk at a party can be a bad idea? And why does being drunk make her incapable of consenting to anything at all? If that’s the case, she could have driven home, since she wouldn’t be held responsible for drunk driving. Problem solved!

Drew // April 25, 2016 at 8:52 p.m. //

Because she was not conscious (obviously). A person cannot consent when they are not conscious. You should learn about effects of alcohol, since clearly you have no idea what so ever. ◼︎

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