September 26, 2003

Speaker Addresses Sexual Assault

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Katie Koestner and Gordon Braxton of Campus Outreach Services Inc. spoke Wednesday evening in Baker 200 about the realities of sexual assault on college campuses.

Koestner has visited nearly 1,000 universities, high schools, military academies and conferences since she began touring to spread awareness of sexual assault, and particularly date rape, in 1991. Koestner was joined by fellow COS activist Gordon Braxton, who speaks on gender issues.


Koestner tailored her program to address the type of students she sees at universities similar to Cornell. She believes that “the women who are assaulted [at elite universities] are not going to come forward and say they were raped because they’re afraid it won’t look good on their r