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Check out The Academic Minute!

MCVP Director Chris Linder is featured on The Academic Minute, a radio show from WAMC Northeast Public Radio that features scholars and researchers giving short takes on areas of expertise. Chris shares why stopping sexual violence on college campuses is imperative and the new mindset she believes that will take. Lynn Pasquerella, president of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, hosts the show. It airs on 70 stations in the U.S. and Canada. Listen at this link.

The New Consent Narrative

Jilly Mcbane, a student staff member, has created a three-episode podcast titled, “The New Consent Narrative.” The podcast covers topics that are relevant to college students, relationships and violence — all in the format of a recorded conversation. Episodes 1-3 will be published this week and can be found on our blog page.

Here's an excerpt from a blog Jilly wrote introducing the podcast: "Why are we doing this you might ask? The McCluskey Center engages in various forms of education because we all learn in different ways. I know for myself I am a huge fan of podcasts and whether I’m listening to one in the shower or out on a long walk, I always learn something new and interesting. Additionally, it seems that in recent years podcasts have grown exponentially in popularity and becoming a host of one has transformed into a dream of my own. When I was presented the opportunity to make one, I had to do it."



Our Mission

The McCluskey Center for Violence Prevention at the University of Utah engages in research and education on sexual violence among college students, particularly as it affects students from historically minoritized backgrounds, including students of color, queer and trans students, and students with disabilities. The center seeks to bridge the gap between research and education by bringing together researchers, prevention educators and students to focus on scholarship and best practices for understanding, intervening in, and preventing sexual violence. In carrying out this mission, the center's work benefits students of all backgrounds and demographics.

Our Team

The McCluskey Center for Violence Prevention is led by faculty, staff and student assistants. Faculty and staff in the center strive to engage in transformative practices aimed at shifting the campus culture to address violence at its roots. Our staff conduct on-going, in-depth research about the roots of sexual violence and use that knowledge to design educational programs and content. We intentionally hire students who are passionate about violence prevention, without requiring them to have previous experience in this area and mentor them throughout their time working for the center.

Learn more about our team at this link.


Keeping Lauren’s Promise

The McCluskey Center for Violence Prevention is named after Lauren McCluskey, a communications major at the U, who was senselessly murdered by someone she briefly dated in October 2018. We strive to honor Lauren's legacy by working to end relationship and sexual violence among college students. On our We Remember page, linked here, we honor other members of our campus community who've died as a result of relationship and sexual violence.


Lauren McCluskey (Photo / Steve C. Wilson / University of Utah)

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