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.