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Sexual violence on college campuses is a very complicated issue. However, it is one that affects student success in school greatly. As a professor, you can be a voice of support both for those working to prevent sexual violence and for those who have survived it, either before coming to campus or since.

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Common Myths about Sexual Violence

  • Judges Tell: What I Wish I Had Known Before I Presided in an Adult Sexual Assault Case  Developed by the National Judicial Education Program in conjunction with judges experienced in presiding over adult victim sexual assault cases, "Judges Tell" details the dynamics of such cases. http://jec.unm.edu/manuals-resources/manuals/Judges%20Tell.pdf/view
    Tags: Rape Myths  Response 
  • Understanding the Predatory Nature of Sexual Violence (PDF:12pages/42KB)  This paper, by sexual violence researcher Dr. David Lisak, examines the characteristics of undetected rapists - non-stranger rapists whose victims rarely report - in a college setting. http://www.innovations.harvard.edu/cache/documents/1348/134841.pdf
    Tags: Rape Myths  Research 

Research and Data

  • 2010 State of Higher Education for LGBT People  The most comprehensive national research of its kind to date. The report documents experiences of over 5000 LGBTQQ students, faculty, and staff at US colleges. http://www.campuspride.org/research/
    Tags: LGBTQ  Research 
  • 2011 College Dating Violence and Abuse Poll  This survey with 508 college students including 330 women and 178 men reveals that a significant number of college women (43%) are victims of dating violence. http://www.vawnet.org/summary.php?doc_id=2933&find_type=web_desc_GC
  • Alcohol-Related Sexual Assault: A Common Problem Amongst College Students (PDF:11pages/123KB)  This article reviews the literature on college students' sexual assault experiences. Theories about how alcohol contributes to sexual assault are described; prevention and policy discussed. http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/media/Journal/118-Abbey.pdf
  • American College Health Association: Campus and Sexual Violence  ACHA, the recognized voice of expertise in college health, offers resources including association projects, programs, publications, guidelines, and more. http://www.acha.org/topics/violence.cfm
  • Drug-facilitated, Incapacitated, and Forcible Rape: A National Study  2007. Explores the most common forms of rape in college settings, compared characteristics of drug-facilitated/incapacitated versus forcible rapes and factors that affected reporting of rape. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/219181.pdf
    Tags: Rape Myths  Research 
  • Hate Violence against LGBT People in the United States (PDF:95pages/5.5GB)  This report provides the most comprehensive data on anti-LGBT violence in the US and provides recommendations for ways to advance prevention of hate violence. http://www.avp.org/documents/2008HVReportDraft3smallerfile.pdf
    Tags: LGBTQ  Research 
  • Historically Black College and University Campus Sexual Assault Study (PDF: 1.6MB/93 pages)  This study documents the prevalence of sexual assault (rape and other forms of unwanted sexual contact) on historically Black college and university campuses. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/233614.pdf
    Tags: Research 
  • Minnesota College Student Health Survey  The College Student Health Survey was designed by Boynton Health Service to give postsecondary institutions a comprehensive look at the health of their students. Includes sexual and domestic violence data. http://www.bhs.umn.edu/surveys/index.htm
    Tags: Research  Reporting  Campus  
  • Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected College Rapists (PDF: 80KB/12 pages)  In a survey of 1882 men on college campuses, 120 men self-reported acts which met legal definitions of rape or attempted rape. The repeat rapists averaged 5.8 rapes each. http://www.wcsap.org/sites/www.wcsap.org/files/uploads/webinars/SV%20on%20Campus/Repeat%20Rape.pdf
  • Sexual Assault on Campus: A Frustrating Search for Justice  The Center for Public Integrity spent 12 months lifting the curtain on how colleges and universities respond to reports of sexual assault. What they found raises many concerns. http://www.publicintegrity.org/investigations/campus_assault/
  • The Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool  Provides customized reports on data drawn from the OPE Campus Crime Statistics. Schools with federal funding are required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act. http://ope.ed.gov/security/
    Tags: Reporting  Research 
  • The Campus Sexual Assault Study  2007. Examines the prevalence, nature, and reporting of various types of sexual assault experienced by university students to inform the development of targeted intervention strategies. https://www.ncjrs.gov/app/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=243011
    Tags: Research 
  • The Sexual Victimization of College Women, US Department of Justice  The study estimates that a college that has 10,000 female students could experience more than 350 rapes a year, a finding with serious policy implications for college administrators. http://www.nij.gov/pubs-sum/182369.htm
  • Violence against Women: Classic Papers  Citing many of the classic, groundbreaking pieces that have shaped the field of violence against women, these reflections are empowering. http://www.mincava.umn.edu/classics/
    Tags: Research  Theory 

Curriculum Integration

  • Case Studies and Model Programs in Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention  Over the course of several years, the Higher Education Center has collected information on a variety of AODV prevention programs at institutions of higher education around the U.S. http://higheredcenter.ed.gov/resources/case-studies/browse
  • Films for a Feminist Classroom  FFC, hosted by the Rutgers University, is an online, open-access journal, publishes film reviews that provide a critical assessment of the value of films as pedagogical tools in the feminist classroom. http://www.signs.rutgers.edu/ffc_home.html
    Tags: Curricula  Theory  Media 
  • Giving Name to the Nameless: Exploring the Roots of Violence  Curricula of 30 poems addressing gender-based violence,addressing sexuality, violence, and self-esteem. http://www.project-nia.org/giving-name-to-nameless.php
  • Transforming a Rape Culture  A groundbreaking collection of diverse voices tackling a wide range of important issues, this book is a much-needed step toward eliminating the sources of rape and rape culture. http://milkweed.org/shop/product/156/transforming-a-rape-culture/
  • learn@PreventConnect  PreventConnect welcomes you to this set of free courses and trainings, designed to grow and support a national community of practice for the prevention of sexual and domestic violence. http://learn.preventconnect.org/
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