App Of The Week — Ask A Spartan

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EAST LANSING — When you’re young and away at school, it can be tough to get reliable information about relationships, mental health, sexual health and sexual identity.

That’s where “Ask A Spartan” comes in.

Ask A Spartan is a Q&A app that enables people to ask frank questions about those topics, and get answers from MSU experts from the MSU Counseling Center, MSU Sexual Assault Program, the LGBT Resource Cetner, the Olin Health Center, the Women’s Resource Center, the Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Program, Safe Place, and the Office for International Students and Scholars.

Questions may be asked either in English or in Mandarin Chinese — the latter, developed in response to the continued increase of Chinese international students enrolled at MSU. Information regarding these topics can be challenging for all students, but perhaps more so for students for whom English is not their primary language.

The app was developed by MSU staff and East Lansing-based Venturit Inc., which frequently works with MSU Global, the university’s technology arm.

To learn more about Ask A Spartan, visit http://askus.msu.edu/ask-a-spartan or http://knowledgenetwork.alumni.msu.edu/ask-a-spartan/askaspartan.html.

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