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Posted on March 4, 2016

‘The Hunting Ground’ documentary A girl walks up an outdoor stairwell at night

March 29, 2016

  • 11 a.m.-noon: One-hour version
  • 7:30 p.m.: Full-length (102-minute) version

Vulcan Theater, inside the Natali Student Center

Students, faculty and staff may attend a free screening of The Hunting Ground, an award-winning documentary that takes a candid look at the issue of sexual assault on campus.

The film combines experts’ insights with survivors’ first-person accounts as it explores campus culture and the way colleges and universities across the country have responded to reports of rape and sexual assault.

The Hunting Ground also tells the story of survivors who are fighting back through the legal system and by sharing their knowledge with an expanding network of college students.

Two versions of the film will be shown on March 29: a one-hour version at 11 a.m., and the full-length (102-minute) version at 7:30 p.m. Both screenings will be held in the Vulcan Theater, inside the Natali Student Center.

The film and the song ’Til It Happens to You, written for the documentary by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga, have received numerous awards.

Watch the film’s official trailer

Raising awareness

The Hunting Ground is presented by Cal U’s Office of Social Equity, which among other duties is charged with investigating complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment/assault on campus.

The office also provides annual social equity training for students and employees. The film is one of the office’s approved sexual harassment/assault training and awareness videos.

The documentary also has been promoted by the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

The public may attend. Visitor parking is available in Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance. 

Reach the Office of Social Equity

Cal U’s Office of Social Equity provides services for students, faculty and staff.

For more information:

  • Visit the office in South Hall, Room 112.
  • Contact Dr. John Burnett, Special Assistant to the President for Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity (EEEO) and Title IX Coordinator.
  • Phone 724-938-4014.
  • Fax 724-938-1672.