School of Communication Studies to Host Colloquium Series on Campus Sexual Violence Prevention

The School of Communication Studies will continue its Colloquium Series on Friday, April 1 at 4 p.m. in Taylor Hall, room 146. Assistant professor Dr. Suzy D’Enbeau will present her research titled “Exploring the promising practices of sexual violence prevention.”

D’Enbeau will discuss her research of comprehensive coordinated community response to sexual violence among college students. Specifically, she uses organizational communication constructs to explore how one university understands, experiences and works through the dilemmas around sexual violence response and prevention.

She explains that her case study looks at “how diverse university stakeholders who have a vested interest in this issue find common ground to productively work together.”

D’Enbeau’s presentation will highlight the tensions that arise as multiple individuals, departments and organizations coordinate the work of sexual violence prevention while negotiating the potentially competing goals of student advocacy and compliance with federal regulations.

“This research offers recommendations for those doing the work of sexual violence prevention among college students,” D’Enbeau said. Her research has broad implications for addressing this problem and will further discuss specific ways in which the tensions found in her case study could prove useful to other universities.

All students and faculty are invited and encouraged to attend this free event. The School of Communication Studies Colloquium Series fosters a space where students and faculty can engage in intellectual discussion and stay up to date on current research initiatives.

For questions or consideration for a future colloquium contact Suzy D’Enbeau at

POSTED: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 10:03am
UPDATED: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 4:29pm
Daniel Socha