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Ranah Mattot

Connecting communities on the issue of domestic violence/rape

I?m doing a service learning project concerning the issues of domestic and sexual violence. Using a community-based research design, I will develop an awareness campaign aimed at SUNY Potsdam students. My project has three components: I need to assess the services available, determine student awareness of these services, and then use those findings to assist the services or community stakeholders in improving outreach to my peers.

My goals include building a better and stronger relationship between the on-campus organizations (the Counseling Center, University Police, and Residence Life) and the community stakeholders (CAVA, Renewal House, and Reachout), and having that relationship be sustainable, if not expandable, so that even after I graduate, the organizations continue working together to bring awareness to SUNY Potsdam students.