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There is a growing epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses across the United States. In light of recent events in the media, it has become clear that time is up on ignoring the signs of sexual abuse. While this time is about empowering the victims, it is also about recognizing the detrimental effects that sexual assault can have on a college-age individual. Today, the University of Dayton has numerous campaigns in which they inform the community on sexual assault and the resources available. However, after further research and investigation, it has become clear that UD could offer more resources for students to utilize to get help. UD offers students numerous resources, both on and off campus for students to utilize. That being said, only two of these resources are available to students on a 24/7 basis. We then looked beyond UD and researched the various resources available on other college campuses. Some of the resources we found when looking in the area included student legal services, The Women's Place, The Student Advocacy Center, the Sexual Civility and Empowerment Program (SCE), and a 24 hour crisis hotline for students to call incase of an emergency. Due to a lack of information shared and posted across campus, and the lack of resources available to victims on weekends, our group has decided to recommend how UD can become a more proactive and safe place for victims to get help and share their stories.
Ann E Biswas
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
"Improving Resources and Awareness for Sexual Assault at UD" (2018). Stander Symposium Posters. 1220.