Michigan State University is offering sexual assault victims a place of refuge in times of crisis.
The university is creating a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program that offers medical care to assault survivors on the campus.
The program, known as SANE will run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will be formed along with the university’s sexual assault response team.
The program will use advocacy, medical, legal, and educational resources to ensure that survivors feel safe.
MSU psychology professor Rebecca Campbell says after a thorough review of the university’s sexual assault services, they concluded the campus had no reliable options for survivors following assaults.
Once formed, the SANE program will be funded by state and federal grants.