Assault in all forms is dangerous to both men and women. Sexual assault on college campuses is fairly common today, and occurs in a number of ways. Young women are most often the main victims of assault on college campuses. This is becoming a serious issue in American society today because either some of these cases go unreported or these young women are too scared to report them or are too embarrassed to report it because the men causing these might be their friends or someone they know. Many young women face this kind of problem, especially when in college. It is mostly at college parties where girls are at risk of having drinks that have been “roofied.” Roofied drinks are drinks that have been spiked with drugs and are most often used by men against women to make them sleepy or cause them to black out. These men are able to take advantage of these vulnerable women. It is difficult to tell if a drink is roofied as the color, taste and odor of the drink remains the same. These actions also put out a bad image of the “good” men and the men that actually care about a women’s safety and wellbeing. As a result, women will naturally form opinions based on experiences they have and will tend to be more cautious.
Freshmen and sophomores have a greater risk for on campus rape and sexual assault during the first semester of college (Wyatt, T., Oswald S. 2014). One way to make incoming students aware of their risks they have while attending a university is by providing sex education in higher education setting. This curriculum should include consent education, which discusses having permission to perform sexual acts, as well as recognizing how and when to report a crime. It may be argued that this is something that should have been covered in high school, but a refresher course on sexual education could be beneficial. College students are adults, and adults should be given information to keep themselves and others safe while attending the university. This information could be given at incoming freshmen orientation, first year
Sexual assault is defined as any vaginal, oral, or anal penetration that is forced upon another, regardless of sex and sexual orientation, using any object or body part. The issue of sexual assault in America is primarily encouraged by rape culture. Women Against Violence Against Women is an organization that defines rape culture as a complex set of beliefs that encourage male sexual aggression and supports violence against women. The acceptance of rape culture, rape myths, and the disregard for sexual consent also allow for the perpetuation of sexual assault against women on college campuses. Recent examples of sexual assault on college campuses show how prominent this issue has become and how hostile campuses have become for female students. Some examples include the University of Southern California’s “Gullet Report,” Miami University of Ohio’s “Top Ten Ways to Get Away with Rape,” and a sexual assault on the campus of Kansas University. Sexual assault is perpetuated by the acceptance of rape myths and rape culture, lack of effective sexual education, and the disregard for consent. The solution to this issue lies with defeating rape culture, increasing awareness and funding for campus sexual assault crisis centers, and enacting more prevention programs on campus.
In the article, by Grey (2014), “The Sexual Assault Crisis on American Campuses,” classifies that the University of Montana in Missoula is the not the capital of rape culture. She enlightens the readers that every American campus is dangerous for any female student around the ages of 18-19. She explains that no campus is immune to rape. They all have the same chances for a female student to be sexually assaulted by a male student. Furthermore, she gives reasons as to why the school does not help their students that were raped but help more the students that committed the rape. If the students are a star player of any sport they have more privilege and do not get expelled. Gray goes into detail about Title IX and how it was made to assist the
In the last few years, the issue of sexual assault on college campuses have been gaining popularity in the public. Campus sexual assault have been a recurring subject throughout history and it seems to only get bigger. People would think that college campuses will be safe due to the advance security on the campus. Hundreds of women and men are sexually assaulted on campus everyday. Many organizations have started to form in order to help victims and prevent such tragic, heinous acts from happening on campus. One of the organization that have been providing assistance to sexual assault victims is called End Rape on Campus. They are usually referred to as EROC. They are a type of organization that tries to provide more resources and
Sexual assault is a topic that no one wants to cover, but almost everyone endures, or knows someone who has endured it throughout their lives. Particularly, sexual assault on college campuses is a huge deal. One in five women are sexually assaulted, which is a number that is insane to think about. In reference to the article on ending college sexual assault, the way the initial victim Maya reacted to the sexual assault is the same way many others do as well. Not only does it go unreported, which leaves the door open for continued sexual assault, she also fell behind on her studies as her mental state deteriorated. That example represents many students worldwide across campuses, and that is something that is just not alright.
Sexual assault on college campuses is an increasingly serious issue in The United States. Approximately 25% of female college students will experience a sexual assault by the time they graduate, and many of them will not report their attack (Perez-Pena, 2015). This has come to the nation’s attention, and multiple interventions have been put in place to try and reduce the number of sexual assaults. One of these programs is the Bystander Intervention Program, which helps educate individuals so that they have the proper knowledge to help during a sexual assault, or during a situation that has the potential to become an assault (McMahon, 2015; Banyard, 2011; Burn, 2009). The intent of this paper is to evaluate the Bystander Intervention
Sexual assaults happen on many campuses. Winston Salem State University has had the most reported sexual assaults out of the three universities researched. Winston keeps an up to date log of all crimes that happen on campus and with students on their website. Everyone is able to access the crime logs throughout every year and month. The crime logs just tell of the crimes committed and where they took place but not what happened next. The website does not give information on the next part after the crime and what happens to the victims. Which is why attempts were made to receive health and disciplinary statistics by emailing Ivee U. Greer, Administrative Support for the Office of the Dean of Students, and Jeanette L. Bourne, Affiliate for the
A young woman carried a 50-pound mattress onto the stage at a graduation ceremony in Columbia University. Known as the “Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)”, Emma Sulkowicz started carrying the mattress everywhere she went on campus in an attempt to expel a classmate who was found not responsible for sexually assaulting her (LATimes). She became an instant media sensation, as new reporters grasped the opportunity to cover this unique case and praised for her bravery. After receiving the National Organization for Women and the Feminist Majority Foundation awards, Sulkowicz became one of the most admired feminist icons at that time (NationalReview). However, along with the positive responses is the skepticism. When evidence of her unmatched accusations were published by Reason’s Cathy Young, critics such as the Families Advocating for Campus Equality (FACE) described her as an attention seeker whose project is “a personal vendetta”. As journalists continue to update the new findings, the public gradually become divided into the accused or the accuser side. Eventually it became a debate between Sulkowicz’s scarring from the rape and the accused unfair harassment. Instead of emphasizing on the emotional aspects of campus sexual assault, the media should frame rape as a violent act and portray it as a criminal issue.
Due to the increase in sexual abuse reports on campus, it is my duty as Chief of Police, to explore the history, causes, and effects of this problem. This information will be brought forth in a recommendation report to be received by the President of UCF. In addition, the report will include the solutions other universities, faced with similar problems, have originated.
Sexual assault for higher education students occurs more frequently against women, but any gender can be victimized. All ethnicities and social classes are affected. While the rate of violent crime against higher education students aged 18–24 in the United States declined significantly from 1995 to 2002, the rates of rape and other sexual assault largely remained the same. Estimates of sexual assault, which vary based on definitions and methodology, range from 0.61% of female students sexually assaulted annually to 19–27% of college women and 6–8% of college men sexually assaulted during their time in college.
Sexual assault has been a huge issue for many years on college campuses and universities nation wide. As society has evolved, thoughts on sexual assault have also evolved, becoming more focused on the details of victim treatment than ever before. The topic of sexual assault is debatable and sparks many opinions on weather sexual assault on college campuses is becoming more frequent, or if there is just heightened awareness. Sexual assault can happen to anybody no matter the gender, race, religion, or age. Recently there have been many studies conducted on sexual violence on college campuses and universities producing ample amounts of statistics. One may argue that sexual assault rates are the same, but there are simply more studies and attention on sexual assault in the past 20 years. Gender roles have played a huge part in sexual assault on college campuses. Women and men have different expectations when it comes to roles in the relationship, men are often expected to make the first move. One may ask what causes a perpetrator to sexually harass somebody and think it is acceptable. There are various reasons as to why perpetrators do what they do, and may vary from person to person. Although sexual violence is a large problem for many colleges and universities, there is a surprising shortage of federal laws/rules and regulations regarding sexual assault. Colleges are able to develop their own personal policies and procedures for how they will prevent and deal with sexual
College women are 3 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than omen in the general population. One in four college women will be sexually assaulted while in college. In a national survey of adults, 37.4% of female rape victims were first raped between the ages 18-24. In a study of undergraduate women 19% experienced attempted or completed sexual assault since entering college (CDC, 2012). The myths and rape culture surrounding it makes the suffering and experiences of victims seem invalid and insignificant. Young women come to college for awesome experiences, to learn prosper and have fun not be taken advantage of. Humans need to feel secure and safe in new environments like university. Negligence, rape culture and lack of preparation by campus authority/administration when dealing with sexual assault(SA) further perpetuates sexual violence on college campuses.
The main purpose of this research was to see if repeated exposure of messages of sexual assaults on a campus would affect moral intuition. Opposed to a campus who does not receive messages of sexual assaults. In general the results shows that repeated exposure at UMD versus BSU generally does not have an effect on moral intuition. Yet within in the results it showed that BSU students did score lower for each scenario within the survey. However only one scenario had a significant difference between the two schools. That scenario was “You are at a bar and your friend is flirting with Person A. Eventually, Person A asks to buy your friend a drink. Your friend says “no” but Person A will not take no for an answer. Which of the following choices
A new perspective that I want to present in my speech is that colleges are approaching this problem in a wrong way. Blaming victim or use of substances should not be the case. College should take more action to ensure students’ safety around campus as well as safety of those victims. Since we talk about the issue of sexual assault on college campuses, I think there should a firm punishment regarding rape of women on campus. Because the consequence of this action is blurred, we need a standard that applied to every sexual assault cases. The law must apply to both college and the court. If the offenders are proven guilty, the court/college should not lighten their sentences and punishment. They should be punished without lenient. This will at