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Sexual violence is prevalent on college campuses across the nation. The University of Dayton has made attempts to combat this issue. The university offers resources such as counseling services, online modules, Green Dot, and advice for dealing with sexual violence on their website. Although UD seems to have an abundance of resources, an issue arises in the school’s ability to spread awareness of these resources to the students. This is realized through interviews we conducted with fellow students who were largely unaware of all that the school has to offer. In response to this lack of awareness, we will provide recommendations for future ways to support victims of sexual violence as well as to reduce the number of cases each year. This past year there were 16 reported cases of sexual violence, and for the small size of our campus, this is a concerning frequency. We believe that by providing access to the school’s sexual violence resources in high-traffic areas, students will become more aware of the problem and be able to easily access the information when needed. In addition to making recommendations for information more accessible, we created a document with updated information that is more specific to UD’s students.
Ann E Biswas
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
"Strengthening Resources about Sexual Violence at UD" (2018). Stander Symposium Posters. 1277.