U.S. Associate Attorney General Tony West will visit N.C. Central University today, kicking off a week-long university tour by officials from the Departments of Education and Justice.
West will meet with NCCU students who work in peer-education programs through the Women’s Center, the director of the center and members of a campus program that serves survivors of sexual assault and dating violence, said NCCU spokeswoman Ayana Hernandez.
The visits are meant to emphasize the role federal, state and local government can play in conjunction with universities. Officials will also talk about best practices in areas like prevention, public awareness and peer support.
President Barack Obama announced in January a task force to examine the issue of sexual assault on college campuses.