Niagara University and the United States Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) battalion housed on its campus signed a Sexual Assault Prevention Partnership Charter yesterday.
The memorandum of understanding was signed by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, and Lt. Col. Gary Love, chair of NU's military science department.
The purpose of the charter is to establish an ongoing partnership between the university and its ROTC program to battle sexual assault and sexual harassment through an agreement of mutual support.
The partnership will leverage institutional knowledge and instructional practices to develop strategies to prevent sexual harassment and sexual assault. It will revolve around the university and the Army sharing best practices, available support services and policies and procedures in support of victims.