What Every College Student Should Know About Sexual Violence on Campus
By Ashlynn Worley
Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted.
The reality is only six out of 1,000 perpetrators will end up in prison.
According to RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, sexual violence is more likely to occur on college campuses compared to other crimes like robbery.
Among undergraduate students, over 20% of females and 5% of males experience rape or sexual assault.
College-age women are at an ever greater risk of becoming victims.
Rape is the most under-reported crime in the country.
Over half of all sexual assaults are never reported to law enforcement due to various reasons.
More than 50% of assaults that occur on college campuses happen during August, September, October, or November.
Quincy University has on average 1,500 students.
Campus security plays a major role in investigating all reports of sexual violence.
According to security’s annual crime statistics report, in 2017 one rape was reported.
The QU student handbook outlines the scope of Title IX.
Anything that falls under the category of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, or voyeurism is considered to be a Title IX case.
Here is what you need to know about reporting a sexual assault on campus:
You can file an official report with the Office of Student Development, QU Security, or you can notify Tanya Moore, Title IX Coordinator.
All QU employees, including residence life advisors, annually attend a Title IX training and are considered mandated reporters.
Counselors and clergymen are exempt from this rule.