Expert to Discuss Issue of Sexual Assault on College Campuses at YWCA Greenwich Event

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, YWCA Greenwich will host a community conversation with Professor Susan B. Sorenson, a leading expert on family and sexual violence, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 7:00pm.

Harmony Project Director Jessie DiMuzio will be moderating the conversation with Professor Sorenson, where they will discuss the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses and what parents need to know about this unfortunately common occurrence.

This will illuminate what campus sexual assaults can look like, the factors that go into a student’s decision whether to disclose to their parents or not, and critical information for parents to know and understand in guiding their responses when receiving such an incredibly distressing revelation.

“As prospective college students and their parents prepare for what is typically both an exciting and stressful time, many may not have in mind the reality of heightened sexual assault risks students face. The term “sexual assault” itself encompasses a range of behaviors involving sexual contact without explicit consent, including coerced consent. On April 10, we’ll learn together from Professor Sorenson, through her interviews with students and parents who have been directly impacted,” DiMuzio said.

YWCA Greenwich is the only state-designated provider of domestic violence services and a RAINN-affiliated provider of sexual violence services in Greenwich. Services include crisis intervention, multilingual services, emergency shelter, financial empowerment coaching, civil and criminal court advocacy, and individual and group counseling for adults, teens, and children identifying as victims of domestic and/or sexual violence. All services are confidential and free of charge.

This event is free and open to the public, and parents, students, family, friends, and colleagues are welcome to attend. For more information and to register, please visit

Founded in 1919, YWCA Greenwich is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. YWCA Greenwich provides programs for people of all ages and genders with initiatives that include preschool and after school programs, aquatics programs, youth athletics, health and fitness programs and seminars focusing on racial justice and women’s empowerment. Additionally, YWCA Greenwich is the only provider of domestic and sexual violence services in Greenwich, with staff who are licensed to provide crisis intervention, counseling, shelter, and victim advocacy. These services are free.