The following resources will give college students the tools to identify warning signs and acts of relationship abuse on their campus, increase support to survivors of abuse, hold perpetrators accountable, and create an environment of mutual respect and safety on campus.
Relationship abuse, rape, sexual assault and stalking are issues facing students at every college and university campus in the country. A 2006 college survey indicated that 1 in 4 women have been victims of rape or attempted rape. In the National Violence Against Women Survey, of the women who reported being raped, 83% were under the age of 25. According to the American Bar Association, 28% of students on college campuses experience dating violence. Coupled with the Department of Justice’s estimation that only 38% of domestic violence incidents are reported to the police, this means that many students on campus experience abuse without support. Becoming aware of the services and resources available to survivors on your campus is one way you can support survivors and work to end gender-based violence on your campus.