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Fort Hays State Reacts To Student Banner

KSAL Staff - August 22, 2016 9:09 am

Fort Hays State University is saying that a banner put up by students is disturbing and a form of gender violence.

A photo circulating online last week showed a group of Fort Hays State University students displaying a banner that reads “Freshman Daughter Drop-off” at their off-campus residence.

In a statement, Fort Hays State President Mirta Martin says that the university does not condone that type of behavior and they expect higher standards from students. Martin added that the university is working with a consultant to review gender-based violence policies and some of the students involved in the incident have agreed to apologize.

The photo went viral when the Jana’s Campaign orgniazation shared it, with the following message:

“We at Jana’s Campaign have worked a great deal with Fort Hays State University officials to reduce gender and relationship violence on our campus. FHSU is in Hays KS, the city where our national headquarters is located. Obviously, we have much work left to do.”

Jana’s Campaign is an organization of a committed group of advocates for the single purpose of reducing gender and relationship violence. It is named after Jana Mackey, a college student who died as a result of domestic violence.

Story from: Metro Source News

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