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UHV hosts clothing exhibit to raise sexual assault awareness

Seven sets of outfits are on display inside the lobby of the University of Houston-Victoria’s Commons building, 3006 N. Ben Wilson St., as part of the “What Was I Wearing” display to raise awareness about sexual assault as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The display is made up of outfits that individuals were wearing at the time that they were assaulted. The outfits were donated anonymously, and each set of clothing is displayed with a first-person account of how the victim was assaulted. The exhibit was organized by Mid-Coast Family Services and is intended to challenge the questions that place blame on victims for their clothing choices rather than on the person who assaulted them.

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The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 50 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.