"The Lauren McCluskey Foundation was founded to honor Lauren Jennifer McCluskey’s legacy. As a young adult, Lauren was always there for her friends and those outside her network as a leader, a resource, and as someone who listened.
Lauren was an outstanding student athlete at the University of Utah when her ex-boyfriend murdered her outside her college dorm on October 22, 2018. Lauren reported being threatened to both campus police and Salt Lake City police numerous times. But the system failed her. Lauren’s murder exposed severe flaws in how many campuses respond to incidents of dating violence and stalking throughout the United States.
Our mission is to let Lauren’s light shine by supporting her passions, including animal welfare, athletics, and by making campuses across the country a place where students are safe, supported, and have the ability to thrive."
The Women*s Center and Coalition for Women Students collaborates with the Lauren McCluskey Foundation to host a Safety Walk. This Safety Walk raises awareness on Lauren's story, brings support for the Lauren McCluskey Foundation, and provides an opportunity to march in solidarity with victims and survivors of interpersonal violence.