Sexual Violence Prevention Campus Portal

Prevention of sexual violence on college campuses

     The picture of prevention on campuses is as complex as the problem it tackles. Our knowledge of what works--and our understanding of what doesn't--is based on decades of advocacy, activism, and study. The best prevention tools will be those that are adapted most specifically to your campus, and also contain a framework of:

  • acknowledgement of the extent of the problem;
  • thorough, ongoing prevention initiatives integrated into campus life;
  • a focus on environment and social change, thereby going to the source of the problem;
  • inclusive of all people, with students at the forefront.
     When implementing any new, comprehensive sexual violence prevention program, you will see an uptick in reports. This is not to be feared, but something to be prepared for; it is actually a good thing. It is not an indication that the incidence of sexual violence has increased. Rather, it means that the rates of reporting have increased, more people are getting the help they need, and the likelihood that a repeat offender (rapists in college settings generally average 5.8 rapes each)1 will be stopped is elevated.

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What Does Sexual Violence Prevention Look Like on a College Campus?

Programs and Projects

Research and Data

Grant Funding for Prevention

Role of Campus Security

Online Trainings and Webinars

  • Online Training Institute, End Violence Against Women International  Free trainings for professionals to expand their knowledge of cutting edge developments in the criminal justice and community response to non-stranger sexual assault.
    Tags: Response  Security  Webinars 
  • Principles of Prevention, Centers for Disease Control  POP is free, for everyone interested in learning about violence prevention, the burden violence places on our society, and effective prevention efforts.
    Tags: Prevention  Webinars 
  • Victim Assistance Training Online  A basic victim advocacy web-based training program that offers victim service providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the basic skills and knowledge they need to better assist victims of crime.
    Tags: Response  Security  Webinars 
  • 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.

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