Public Health Colleagues,
Campus sexual violence continues to be an underreported public health issue. According to RAINN (2018),
- “11.2% of all students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation (among all graduate and undergraduate students).
- Among graduate and professional students, 8.8% of females and 2.2% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation.
- Among undergraduate students, 23.1% of females and 5.4% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation.
- 4.2% of students have experienced stalking since entering college.”
The Department of Education released new Title IX guidelines on campus sexual assault. These new guidelines will make it harder for sexual assault victims to seek justice against their attackers. In April, the Department of Education will begin to accept feedback on the new Title IX guidelines.
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RAINN (2018). Campus Sexual Violence Statistics. Retrieved from https://www.rainn.org/statistics/campus-sexual-violence.