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The Press. (Cortland, N.Y.) 1972-1990, April 12, 1990, Image 14

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FOURTEEN/Aprill2. 1990{fhe Press Cortland students participate in humanity project during spring break Special to the Press During this past spring break, 14 members of the Cortland College campus took a trip to Salisbury, Maryland to participate in a Habitat for Huma11ity Project for four days. The trip was organized by Tom Otis, President of the Cortland Student Hungcl'/ Homelessness Coaliton with llelp from Lisa Boes who is a resi- dence hall director with past experience with Habitat projects. The par- ticipartts of the Alternatives Spring Break put up sheetrock, spackled, landscaped and helped lay brick for new houses being built by and for families who cannot afford housing in Salisbury. They slept on the floor of a church, showered at Salisbury State University's Gym facility, cooked for themselves and had the opportunity to meet and work with students from other colleges. They were asked to share their experiences with a class from Salisbury State during the trip and overall, felt that the experience was somethingtl)ey would like to see repeated. Keep your eyes open for information about Alternative Spring break II next year. If you would like to join a trip like this next year, ca.ll the CSVP offices and we will let you know how you can help plan for next year's adventure. We can be reaclted at x.753-2200. The Hunger and Homelessness CoalitionmeetseveryThursday at 4:00pm in Corey208. All are welcome. Monday: 7 pm Cortshorts 7:30 Room ate Tuesday: 7 pm CSTV 2nd Lip Sync Contest Wednsday: 7 pm Cortland Thursday: 7 pm David Is it timefor·a dcttin·g Bill of Rights? By Dean OrfaDOJ'UIDis Special to the Press The Cortland College Crusade Against Acquaintance Rape (CCCAAR) thinks it's time for a dating Bill of Rights. CCCAAR is a task force made up of students, faculty and staff dedi- cated to educating the campus com- munity on the dangers of acquain- tance rape. The bill of ri~ts distrib- uted at the group's worl<sh()ps en- courages everybody to know their individual selves sexu!Uly, and to communicate their sexual values to their dates right from tile start of a relationship. Statistics show that o\er 60 per- cent of all rapes are committed by someone the victim knows. It is also the most common form of rape on college campuses. Several uncon- firmed reports of rape <>n tbe Cort- land College campus tltis past fall motivated several members of the school's student government to get together and discuss the issue. With the encouragement ofVicePresident for Student Affairs Linda Kuk, CCCAAR began the arduous task of trying to. educate the carnpus com- munity about this co11troversial problem. According to Rhonda 1'ourtel- lotte, a student government member and co-ch~irperson ofCCCAAR, the task force is in the prdcess of gaug· ing \the climate\ surrounding this sensitive issue among the student population. It's not easy to get stu- dents to talk about it, it won \thappen to them.\ ~ CCCAAR's next two workshops may not believe tbe incident would are being held on April 18th and 24th count as a rape. ID tact, a 1984 sur- at 7:30p.m. in Corey Union. vey conducted by M.t..,niagazine In the meantime, CCCAAR' showed that 57 percent O.f:women mission consists of several.goals, who were victims of acquaintance according to Tounellote: to educate rape were dating their assailant. the campus community about what The dating bill of rights which acquaintance rape is, when it is most CCAAR has been distributing at its likely to happen, why it occurs, how workshops encourages both men and peopleareaffectedbyit,andwhatto women to ask for.dates, to refuse do if a friend of yours is a victim of affectionorsex,andeventotelltheir acquaintance rape. partners they want affection or sex. Of the many statistics and infor- These and other initiatives are listed mational pamphlets CCCAAR has in very straight forward language been disturbing, possible the most aimed at enhancing communication shocking are the results of a survey and persuading each partner to of college males conducted in 1987. jointly control the direction of a date. Two-thirdsofcollegemensaidthey At this point, it looks like would be inclined to force sexual CCCAAR has a long road to travel advances on women if they were sure before persuading the campus popu- of getting away with it. Over one- lation to adopt this new dating eli- third of those surveyed said they quette. would consider actual rape under As co-chairperson, Tourtellote similar circumstances. In addition, said she's received a lot of encour- nearly 30 percent of college women agement so far from members of surveyed said they had experienced CCSA, the administration, faculty at least one attempted or completed and others. But she does note that rape in their lives. only a few, like her co-chairperson One ofCCCAAR's m6st impor- Maret Boubin, have offered to get tant messages states that if a woman involved directly in the task force. is mentally unable to consent, then \It's an issue,\ she said, heaving a any sexual advance constitutes rape. sigh, \that's difficult to deal with. CCCAAR emphasizes this because People are afraid to talk about it.\ a common scenario for rape on col- According to Toutellote, lege cantpuses includes alcohol or CCCAAR's most important short- drug use. Victims are often in a state term goal, besides educating the ofinebriationandunabletoconsent campus on the subject, is to get in sexual-activity. SUNY Cortland toestablisha policy It is believed most cases of ac- initsjudicialcoderegardingacquin- quaintance rape go unreported sim- tance rape between students. \There ply because the victim knew or may is currently nothing in the campus even have been friends with her codes,\ she said,\ to handle these attacker. Beefl.lseof this, he orshe types of situations.\ 7:30 pm Sports Talk Next week: the dating Bill of Rights CottlaV\d SeV\iol\/AILAmV\i Sp~iV\9 PicV\ic '90 s poV\so~ed b~ 96 Main Bt @rtl~nd, N.Y. (Sat. May 5th 1 12-4:30) traV\s poJ\tation La~ge picV\ic a~ea 1 Entertaivu-neV\t 1 Food, BeveJ\age 1 Live M~Asic a·V\d Memo~ies. Tickets oV\ sale V\oW at aV\ advaV\ce price of $17.95 for a II stV\d ents J q vtes+ & a I vtmni. BLI\y Now and Avoid the pJ-Aice iJtlcreasel r State University of New York College at Cortland Department of Mathmatics COLLOQUIU-M presents John A. Thorpe Dean, Undergraduate College State University of New York at Buffalo General Ed;ucation for Today's World Tuesday, Apri I 17 7:30pm Sperry 126 (The talk will be··accesslble and of Interest to everyone l . . Sponsored by the Mathematics Club, the Mathematics Department and the Alumni Office. . . ' ~ _, -- ' . . \ .. '-· ' \· .... .. ~

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