Sexual Assault on College Campuses Scope of the Issue - About 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted before the end of their college career.(Fisher, Cullen, and Turner, 2000) - About 90% of survivors on a college campus know the person who assaulted them.Men who abused their partners were not readily distinguished from those who did not, but tended to be young, low in family income, traditionalistic in attitudes toward women, abused as children, currently living with a woman, and from the traditionalistic Appalachian area.Women who abused were more readily discriminated and were low in social desirability, abused as children, and from non-Appalachian areas.
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Statistical analyses showed that over half of both men and women had committed at least one physically violent act; men more often than women reported being the victims of such acts.
Violence was found to be mutual, more characteristic of serious than casual relationships, and modestly related to sexual aggression.
Penn State’s Gender Equity Center (Gen EQ) supports students who have been impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, harassment, and other campus climate issues.
Gen EQ staff provide education, advocacy, referrals, and crisis intervention/support counseling.