Sorority members at Southern Methodist University are fighting back against the odds of becoming a victim of sexual assault.
The PanHellenic Council teamed up with a local martial arts expert for an hour-long self-defense class at Burleson Park.
In October, following five reported cases of sexual assaults, SMU’s president appointed a task force to look at how the university deals with sexual misconduct.
Courtney Underwood Newsome heads the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. She thinks self-defense training is a good idea as long as the perspective on victims’ rights is not lost.
There are eight active sororities on the SMU campus. Members from each took part in the classes.