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Kappa Brothers Walk Against Sexual Assault

April 14, 2017

This article was written by Andrea Topete

and Samantha Calderon.

Fraternity marches for women’s safety and to break Greek stereotypes

1 in 5 college students are survivors of sexual assault. Fraternity Kappa Sigma organized the 1st annual “Walk for Them,” a movement for Fraternity Brothers and allies to unite against sexual harassment. Approximately 50 students marched around campus and fostered a dialogue on April 1.

CSUMB students and community members march to send awareness about sexual assault. Photo by Andrea Topete/Otter Realm

Morgan Schroeder, 4th-year Psychology student, confessed, “I haven’t met a single girl who doesn’t own mace or a knife.” Schroeder opened up about her fear of being beautiful, as she is afraid beauty products will get her unwanted attention. “I want to see a day where girls aren’t afraid to be pretty,” declared Schroeder.

Alex Rassamni, Chair of Kappa Sigma, proclaimed, “As a Fraternity Brother, I fall under a party stereotype. Walk for Them is to unite us not just as students, but as humans.” Rassamni and his Fraternity stand proudly against sexual harassment and advocate all Fraternities to do the same.

Corina Zandakis, Campus Sexual Assault Advocate, said, “Sexual assault is written off as a women’s issue, but we acknowledge male survivors.” Zandakis notes that male allies are key to ending sexual assault.

CSUMB’s Campus Sexual Assault Advocate is a confidential support service for survivors. They are available 24/7 at 831- 375-HELP.

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