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Franklin University Announces Partnership with Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO)

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Sherry Mercurio
Director of Public Relations
614.947.6581
Email: sherry.mercurio@franklin.edu

Columbus, OH (November 6, 2015)

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is proud to announce its partnership with the OhioHealth Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO). Today’s announcement continues the University’s commitment to providing a safe and secure campus community by developing relationships with resources that proactively assist Franklin students and employees with advanced safety-related resources and training.

As partners, the University and SARNCO will work together to provide trauma-informed services to student and employee victims of sexual assault with the goal of preventing sexual assault on campus and in the community, and responding appropriately to students and employees who have been victimized.

The two non-profit organizations will collaborate to provide on-campus resources to students and employees of Franklin that include SARNCO’s 24-Hour Rape Helpline services; confidential crisis intervention, advocacy, emotional support, community resource information, and accompaniment to hospital and law enforcement services as requested by students and employees; information about how to file a complaint with Franklin University, how to report a crime to campus or local law enforcement, and offer to assist students and employees with filing a complaint or report.

About SARNCO
SARNCO is a nonprofit, community-based program of OhioHealth dedicated to the elimination of sexual violence in all its forms. SARNCO provides free, confidential services including a 24-Hour Rape Helpline, survivor advocacy, community prevention education and training for professionals. SARNCO provides empowerment-based services that focus on healing, support, and justice for victims of sexual assault.

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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