Leslie Skeffington

Leslie Skeffington portraitTitle: Online Education and Compliance Specialist

How I Support Student Health and Wellness: I will be supporting students in my role by implementing and managing a new initiative that provides online prevention education to all returning students on bystander intervention, consent, healthy relationships, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

Professional Interests: At the core of my interests is equal access to education and dismantling systems that create barriers. Prior to starting at Syracuse University, I worked at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York as a survivor support services coordinator, where I oversaw a team of campus advocates under New York State’s Enough is Enough bill, providing both prevention education and direct services to survivors of sexual violence on college campuses. Additionally, I was responsible for training New York State (NYS) Certified Rape Crisis Advocates, who provide direct services and accompaniments for a tri-county rape crisis hotline.

Groups/Classes/Liaison Roles: I provide support to the Culture of Respect Taskforce for sexual and relationship violence prevention on campus.

Educational Background: I have a bachelor’s degree in public policy with a concentration in law from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. I am currently enrolled in the cultural foundations of education (CFE) master’s program at Syracuse University, where I will continue to focus on sexual violence prevention and responses in higher education.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers