Researcher to speak at NAU symposium to prevent sexual assault

Rally about campus sexual assault prevention

Northern Arizona University will host Sexual Assault Symposium: Bridging Research to Practice, on March 1 at the International Pavilion.

Mary Koss, a campus sexual assault researcher and Regent’s Professor from the University of Arizona, will participate in a panel discussion on campus sexual assault from 2:45-3:45 p.m. For the next two

Mary Koss
Mary Koss

hours, she and others will host workshops on Intersectional Approaches to Understanding Sexual Violence and Busting Myths and Preventing Violence. Prior to the symposium, NAU students are invited to participate in a meet-and-greet with Koss.

Koss also is the featured speaker in the Ladhoff Lecture Series from 6-7:30 p.m. March 1 at the pavilion.

She will speak on the current science that challenges the belief that campus rape primarily involves serial perpetrators.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Those interested in attending can register online. Anyone with questions can email

The Sexual Assault Relationship Violence Task Force, Health Promotion and Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice are sponsoring the symposium.

NAU Communications