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Fraternity Council Works With Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands to End Sexual Violence

Columbia, SC – After learning of recent news stories related to sexual assault and Greek Life, leaders of Fraternity Council at The University of South Carolina decided to do something about this epidemic. Fraternity Council is leading an innovative partnership with Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. Fraternity Council is committed to ensuring all members receive sexual violence prevention education and know how to safely intervene as bystanders.

As part of this collaboration, Fraternity Council is making a donation of $10,000 to support the annual Walk a Mile In Their Shoes benefiting Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. Fraternity Council and STSM will announce this partnership and gift at a kickoff rally at the university on Tuesday, March 17, at 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Russell House Ballroom on the campus of the University of South Carolina.

While at the kick-off rally, participants can learn more about Walk a Mile In Their Shoes, register their teams and enjoy live entertainment and refreshments. Tim Bryson, Fraternity Council President, says, “We want to ensure our members have access to every possible resource that will work to eliminate interpersonal violence. All of Greek Life at USC is committed to creating a safe space for our fellow students.”

The sixth annual Walk a Mile In Their Shoes will be held on April 15, 2015 at the South Carolina State House. Men, women and children are encouraged to participate, either individually or in teams. Prizes will be awarded to top fundraising team, most creative shoe, top Greek Life fundraising team and much more.  For more information on Walk a Mile In Their Shoes, please check out www.stsm.org

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM), formerly named Rape Crisis Network, is a private, nonprofit, United Way member agency committed to providing free, direct services to survivors of sexual assault and abuse, including 24-hour crisis hotline, hospital accompaniment, court accompaniment, personal advocacy, individual and group counseling, and education about sexual trauma issues.

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