A Brief Note On The Common Violent Crime On American College Campuses Today

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Victoria Harding
October 12, 2014
WRT 205: Unit 2 Essay
Clery Act at Work Rape is the most common violent crime on American college campuses today. (Sampson, 2003.) Statistics from the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network show that “every two minutes in the United States, someone is raped, and the chances of being that victim are four times greater for a female college student than for any other age group” (Burnett, 2009). In September of 2013, I was drugged and sexually assaulted at a fraternity house party. It is a year later and neither the man responsible nor the fraternity has been punished. A confusing trip to the campus health center the morning after changed my whole persona and sent me into a downward spiral of depression. After reporting it to the university, that depression turned into anger when I realized that the administration doesn’t care enough about the epidemic of rapes on campus as it needs to. They labeled my case “poor decision making due to intoxication” and placed the blame solely on my shoulders. Intoxication? I think its pronounced “Rohypnol”. My case is not the only one that has been swept under the rug. Sexual assault in college environments are a common occurrence and no student should ever have to feel like they are at risk of being assaulted by one of their peers when they are out partying. Sexual assault cases are very difficult to prove due to the whole “he said, she said” issue. Stephanie Hallett expands the scope of the problem and

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