Tackling Sexual Harrassment on Campus

Start time 2019-05-01 07:30
Finished Time 2019-05-01 09:00
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Tackling Sexual Harrassment on Campus | May 1

Dr. Linda Fontanilla, Vice President for Student Services, and her team will discuss how Irvine Valley College handles Title IX – Sexual Assault Cases.

National statistics-

  • One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college, according to the NSVRC.
  • Nearly 12 percent of student respondents across 27 universities reported experiencing nonconsensual sexual contact by physical force, threats of physical force, or incapacitation since they enrolled at their university, according to a 2015 survey on sexual assault and sexual misconduct by the Association of American Universities (AAU).
  • Rates of sexual assault are highest among undergraduate females and those identifying LGBT.
  • The AAU also found, less than 10 percent of all students report incidents of sexual harassment to a college or university employee and more than 50 percent of victims of even the most serious incidents say they don’t report the event because they do not consider it “serious enough”.
  • Just two percent of rapists, including those who commit crimes unreported by the victim, will serve time in prison, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).
  • Nearly one in five students has seen someone behaving in a sexually violent or harassing manner, according to the AAU survey.
  • Freshmen seem to have the highest rate of nonconsensual sexual contact via physical force of incapacitation (16.9 percent), with the rate going down as students get older. Seniors have a rate of 11.1 percent.

Statistics on survivors in California:

  • California’s rape crisis centers served 31,790 survivors of sexual violence in the state during fiscal year 2011-2012.1
  • In fiscal year 2011-2012, 134,322 people received community education about sexual assault in fiscal year 2011-2012.1
  • It is estimated that there are 8.6 million survivors of sexual violence other than rape in California.2
  • There are an estimated 2 million female victims of rape in California.2
  • 5.6 million women in the state have been victims of sexual violence other than rape.2
  • It is estimated that there are 3 million male survivors of sexual violence other than rape in California.2

Campus sexual assault numbers are often debated due to the fact so many incidents go unreported.

1. The California Emergency Management Agency Joint Legislative Budget Report fiscal year 2011-2012 (pages 112-113)

2. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), 2010, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention




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