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Auburn Student Affairs Comment on Sexual Assault Protests

Trigger Warning: Sexual assault

Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - Auburn's Student Affairs released a statement regarding the Campus Safety Notices, making the campus a safer environment, and the town hall meeting that will take place on Sept. 22.

As most of the Auburn community is aware, there was a protest on Samford Lawn on Sept. 14 following the third Campus Safety Notice of the week that detailed a female student getting sexually assaulted in the Auburn area.

Bobby Woodard, Senior Vice President from Student Affairs, commented, "The safety of our students is always going to be our top priority. When incidents happen like the three reported over the past several days, it makes us work harder and become more determined to make this campus a safer environment for everyone."

Woodard points out the campus resources that are here to help students impacted by a crime, such as Safe Harbor and Student Counseling and Psychological Services.

As the victims of the recent incidents have chosen not to file a police report or complaint with the university, what the community and Student Affairs must focus on is doubling down on the actions that can be taken to make sure students are safe and feel supported.

Student Affairs will be hosting a town hall on Wednesday, Sept. 22, to raise awareness on the situation and to receive feedback from students on how best they can help. Staff from Student Affairs, representatives from Campus Safety and Security, the Auburn Police Division, SGA, Health Promotion and Wellness and Title IX will be on hand to answer questions and address concerns.

"If you see something that's not right, let us know. Be aware of your surroundings and look out for your friends and those around you," says Woodard.

For more information on the town hall, contact and for more information on Student Affairs, visit


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