Did you know?

  • One in 4 college-aged women report experiences that meet the legal definitions of rape or attempted rape.
  • Most survivors of sexual assaults are full-time students. Approximately one-third of them are first year students between 17-19 years old.
  • 80-90% of sexual assaults are perpetrated by individuals known to the survivor.
  • 85% of rapes are committed by a person the victim knows.
  • In a recent study by the National Institute of Justice, survivors of rape knew their attackers as:
  • Fellow classmates (35.5%)
  • Friends (34.2%)
  • Boyfriends or ex-boyfriends (23.7%)
  • Acquaintances (2.6%)
  • In a survey of students at 171 institutions of higher education, alcohol was involved in 74% of all sexual assaults.
  • Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexual assaulted.
  • 54% of sexual assaults are not reported to the policy.
  • Sexual harassment includes verbal, nonverbal, and physical behavior.
  • Unwanted and unwelcome lewd jokes, gender-based slurs, and sexual contact all represent examples of sexual harassment.
  • Behavior that creates a sexually hostile learning or working environment is also sexual harassment.
  • Sexual harassment can occur between people of the same sex.
  • Whether the harassment occurs between a man and a women or people of the same sex, it’s still against the law.
  • The victim of sexual harassment does not have to be the person directly harassed but could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct.