Healthy Relationships Reinforced in Campus Discussion

Published 11.18.2016

Student News

Among the Phi Mu Delta brotherhood are Dane J. Young (left), web and interactive media, Butler, and Steven A. Matuska, information technology: network specialist concentration, Scranton. T-shirts provide the canvas for compelling expression.Crouse (left), an applied human services major from Turbotville, and Weymer lead the discussion.Among attendees are Andrew A. Smith, an aviation maintenance technician student from Philadelphia, and web and interactive media major Brittany R. Terpstra, of Jim Thorpe.With the hashtag #ThatsNotLove, Student Affairs sponsored an open session Thursday night about healthy relationships – and how unhealthy ones can escalate into various forms of physical and emotional abuse. "We had a great turnout, including all of the members of Phi Mu Delta and the College Women of Williamsport," said Mallory L. Weymer, Penn College’s coordinator of student health and wellness/suicide prevention specialist, who facilitated the discussion with student leader Lauren J. Crouse. "It was really powerful to hear our students talk about the importance of healthy relationships, and being an active bystander when you see abuse of any form." Those attending the event, held in the Bush Campus Center TV Lounge, watched a video about domestic violence and created T-shirts for The Clothesline Project.
Photos by Grace F. Clark, student photographer