“Don’t Follow Me this isn’t Twitter” panel set to discuss stalking

Kelly Madsen

Iowa State is hosting “Don’t Follow Me this isn’t Twitter #StalkingAwarenessPanel” to educate students and community members about stalking.

On Thursday, Jan. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union, panelists will discuss stalking and how it can affect students, staff and faculty.

Panelists from the Department of Public Safety, Judicial Affairs and Student Assistance were chosen to share their perspectives on various aspects of stalking.

Panel discussions will focus on how students can handle stalking situations, the emotional effects and how to utilize campus resources.

The policies Iowa State has in place for stalking and harassment will also be part of the conversation.

The Sexual Misconduct Education Committee and the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center are coordinating the awareness panel.

This event is part of National Stalking Awareness Month, which aims to empower communities to “know, name and stop” stalking by hosting educational events.