Rutgers announces new Tyler Clementi Center

Rutgers University is announcing a center named for the student who committed suicide after his roommate used a webcam to spy on his sexual encounter

The center will house programs to help young people transition into college.

The center will house programs to help young people transition into college. (2/1/13)

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University is announcing a center named for the student who committed suicide after his roommate used a webcam to spy on his sexual encounter with another man in their dorm room.

The Tyler Clementi Center will house programs designed to help young people transition to college life. It will offer lectures and training on social media, suicide and bullying.

The center is a collaborative project with the Tyler Clementi Foundation, started by Clementi's parents.

The 18-year-old freshman killed himself in September 2010, just weeks into his first year at Rutgers, after his roommate, Dharun Ravi, used a webcam to watch him kissing another man.

Ravi was convicted last year of invasion of privacy, bias intimidation and other counts and served less than a month in jail.

Ravi is appealing his conviction.

AP Wires contributed to this report

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