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Lisa Leavitt is BYU's sexual assault survivor advocate

In an effort to clarify purpose and better meet the needs of students on campus, Brigham Young University is updating the title of victim advocate to sexual assault survivor advocate.

Ben Ogles

Ben Ogles, dean of The College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences, spoke against sexual assault and advocated for consent at Tuesday’s BYU Devotional. 

BYU Campus

Brigham Young University has formalized its amnesty policy, following a recommendation made by the Advisory Council on Campus Response to Sexual Assault in October.

Spring at BYU

The Advisory Council on Campus Response to Sexual Assault made 23 recommendations in its completed study. BYU has completed many of the recommendations. Some are in progress and some are ongoing. 

julie valentine

BYU professor Julie Valentine is on the front lines of sexual assault kit processing reform. Her latest, groundbreaking research was just released, showing drastic improvement in submission rates.

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Tiffany Turley has been named as the university’s new Title IX coordinator. Additionally, Lisa M. Leavitt has been named as a full-time advocate for victims of sexual assault.

Title IX Coordinator and Victim Advocate

Tiffany Turley, the university’s Title IX coordinator, and Lisa M. Leavitt, BYU's victim advocate, discuss their new roles and how BYU can best assist and support its students.  

Vice President Scharman talked with University Communications’ Natalie Tripp about the council’s deliberations and some of the key outcomes. 

The President’s Council has reviewed and accepted all recommendations from the Advisory Council, including the creation of a victim advocate position in the counseling center and the adoption of an amnesty clause.