San Luis Obispo County

Cal Poly senior speaks about sexual assault at Change the Status Quo conference

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - A Cal Poly senior will speak about sexual assault and rape climate on campus at the Change the Status Quo conference on Saturday.

Senior Amelia Meyerhoff will speak specifically about her research, experience and advocacy in regards to sexual assault between 10 and 11 a.m. in the Chumash Auditorium during the conference. 

Meyerhoff is currently working on her senior project, "The Clapback," which is set to be published this spring. 

The senior interviewed 50 survivors of sexual assault including students and alumni as part of her senior project. The project focuses on researching the problems of sexual assault and rape climate on campus at Cal Poly.

Sexual assault is an issue present at many college campuses, however, according to the Annual Security Report, Cal Poly ranked second in the highest annual total for sexual crimes on a college campus in 2017.

Even though Meyerhoff's research has yet to be published, she has already been featured on several local news media outlets about her research on sexual assault as well as general information on the topic. 

For more information about the conference or to register, head over to the Cal Poly Center for in Action website


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