Dating violence on college campus
In our book A Womb of Her Own (Routledge 2017) author Katie Gentile writes as follows: Research indicates that dating and sexual violence is common among college students, with prevalence rates from 14% (De Keseredy & Kelly, 1993) to about 40% (White & Koss, 1991).
A blended method study of dating violence, sexual assault and stalking indicated that local commuter students at an urban campus had violence rates of 36%, higher than the national average (Gentile, et. Until recently most colleges considered such violence a problem best addressed by women’s centers and similar underfunded and understaffed student services.
Learn more about the law and the options you have: Learn more about the law and your rights.
Learn your options for reporting crimes like dating abuse, sexual assault, harassment and/or stalking.
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.
OVW’s Campus Program supports institutions of higher education in adopting comprehensive responses to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
These activities improve prevention of the crimes and have been found to increase intervention by bystanders to stop or prevent sexual violence.
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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.Title IX is a law that applies to schools in the U. that receive federal funding (funding from the federal government).