The University of Montana is using a multitude of avenues to address the high-profile problem with sexual assaults both on and off campus. One of those efforts is a video tutorial that every student must take...and pass with a perfect score.

Associate Professor and administrator at the University of Montana School of Social Work, Danielle Wozniak, along with a team of professors, graduate students and technical workers have put together an on-line video tutorial with the acronym PETSA, which stands for Personal Empowerment Through Self-Awareness.

The program contains 7 short videos along with an open and closing statement from UM President Royce Engstrom. The videos are titled The Law, Consent, Predatory Behavior, Myths and Facts, Personal Empowerment, Stand Up Don't Stand By, and Take Action.

At the close of the session, the student is required to take a test from the information in the videos, which this reporter passed with a 100% score.

With over 16,000 students on campus, Wozniak says she has had many lively discussions with individuals, mostly male, who strongly disagree with the information in the videos. Wozniak says every fact presented in the presentation has been thoroughly researched and confirmed through several sources.

In a previous story on this website, I spoke with David Paoli, lead attorney for suspended UM quarterback Jordan Johnson who is accused of raping a female student in February. Paoli commented that Johnson was enrolled for fall classes at the University. If so, Johnson would also have to complete the PETSA tutorial and achieve a perfect score.

Professor Wozniak and other University officials encourages the public to visit the website (linked above) and watch the videos.

University of Montana Professor Danielle Wozniak

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