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RSVP Center moved under Department of Student Life

Saturday, May 17, 2014 | 4:58 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center's administrative oversight will change from the Missouri Students Association to the Department of Student Life after June 30.

MU students received a referendum on May 7 about the change in administrative oversight, and the referendum passed, Vice Chancellor Cathy Scroggs said.

All RSVP center programs and services will remain the same, Scroggs said. However, because Student Life will be overseeing the center, it will not have to compete for funding as it does under MSA.

"When a program is funded by MSA, each new administration comes in with new priorities. We have been fortunate that MSA sees (RSVP) as a critical program to our campus," Scroggs said.

"We want to be sure that we communicate the priority that RSVP has as a campuswide program, ... that there is consistency of support and advocacy no matter who is leading student government, and that there is funding for the future."

The changes will be made after June 30, in time for the university's new fiscal year.

MSA representatives could not be reached for comment.

Supervising editor is Mary Ryan.


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