Rutgers Announces Tyler Clementi Center

The Tyler Clementi Center is meant to serve as a resource center for educators dealing with the topics of LGBT and cyber bullying, suicide and college transitioning.

Rutgers University and the family of Tyler Clementi will unveil a new center at the university on Monday that will train educators how to address the topics of transitioning to college, suicide, and bullying.

According to a press release from the university, the Tyler Clementi Center at Rutgers will train educators in the topics of college transitioning, bullying and cyberbullying, particularly among LGBT youth, and suicide.

Clementi posthumously because a nationally known figure for bullied LGBT youth following his suicide in 2010.

Dharun Ravi, Clementi's roommate at Rutgers, was convicted in March 2012 on 15 counts related to his spying on Clementi via webcam while Clementi was engaged in intimate acts with another man.

Ravi was sentenced to a 30-day jail sentence and released early for good behavior.

"The goal of the center is to provide scholarly support for the work of policymakers, social activists, community leaders and other advocates for vulnerable youth," the release said.


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