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New Campus Advocate at D’Youville Leads Events Recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Mont

New Campus Advocate at D’Youville Leads Events Recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Buffalo, New York – April, 2021 – To assist students who may be affected by issues such as domestic violence or assault, D’Youville has partnered with Crisis Services to have an experienced advocate on campus for support.

Samantha Kellogg is the new Crisis Services Campus Advocate at D’Youville, where she works with students and other members of the community who have experienced dating, domestic or family violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Advocate services are free and confidential. Kellogg is able to provide support for each step someone might take, for issues either on- or off-campus, including referrals for counseling or medical services, assistance with the campus judicial process, or reporting to law enforcement.

As a further part of her role, Kellogg is running several programs during April to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), including a month-long online art gallery entitled “What Were You Wearing.” The project allows people to anonymously share their stories and what they were wearing to help dispel the myth that certain clothing influences sexual assault. The gallery will be available to view through the @SaintlyVentures account on Instagram.

Other SAAM events include an opportunity to meet Kellogg on Instagram Live from 3 to 4 p.m. on April 14 at @SaintlyVentures and a talk about domestic violence and sexual assault in the Queer community at 12:30 p.m. on April 21 in The Park, Third Floor, Koessler Administration Building.

Kellogg has a bachelor’s degree in health promotion and a master’s degree in public health from Daemen College. She has previously served in public health internships at Buffalo State College, American Diabetes Association, and Crisis Services.

Kellogg can be reached at skellogg@crisisservices.org.