First Lady Sue Snyder announces third campus sexual assault summit

Summit set for Sept. 25 at Eastern Michigan University

LANSING, Mich. — First Lady Sue Snyder today announced that Michigan’s third “Inform. Empower. Prevent. Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault” summit will be held Monday, Sept. 25 at Eastern Michigan University.

“I am very excited to host the third ‘Inform. Empower. Prevent’ summit at Eastern Michigan University this fall,” Snyder said. “Since launching this initiative three years ago, we have made tremendous progress in raising awareness for this topic, but there is still more work to be done. 

“We must now go beyond raising awareness and provide campus assault survivors with the resources they need to heal. We also must continue our work to prevent assaults from happening in the first place, which will continue to be highlighted at this year’s summit.

"I am confident that we will continue to be a national leader in finding new, innovative solutions to make our students’ homes away from home safer.”

The day-long summit will be hosted at Eastern Michigan University with the goal of making Michigan a model state in the fight against sexual assault among the college-age population. The summit will continue the conversation of campus assault and is an ongoing campaign to inform communities, empower individuals and ultimately bring an end to campus sexual assault.

"I applaud First Lady Sue Snyder's initiative in leading this very important discussion," said James Smith, president of Eastern Michigan University. "Eastern Michigan University is proud to support this effort. A safe campus for everyone, whether you are in southeast Michigan, Washtenaw County, or anywhere across the state or around the globe, is one of the single most important issues for institutions of higher education."

Additional summit details, registration options, speakers and a full summit agenda will be updated in the coming weeks and can be found at


April 27, 2017

Written by:
Jordan Kennedy, Michigan Governor's Office

Jordan Kennedy, Michigan Governor's Office