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Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention: Resources and Help

Thanks to HOPE, Inc. for their contributions to this resource.

Websites & Organizations

These websites provide information and resources for educating the public and helping those affected by sexual assault.

On US Campuses

These statistics from national studies were obtained from the WVFRIS website.

  • College women have an even higher rate of sexual victimization than most woman in the United States—several national studies have indicated that 5% of college females experience rape within an academic year (Kilpatrick, Resnick, Ruggiero, Conoscenti, & McCauley, 2007; Mohler-Kuo, Dowdall, Koss, & Wechsler, 2004)).
  • Nine out of ten of the rape victims in the National College Women Sexual Victimization Study knew their offenders—most often they were their boyfriends, ex-boyfriends, classmates, friends, acquaintances, or co-workers.
  • Sexual harassment is a widespread problem on college campuses. The American Association of University Women Education Foundation estimates that two-thirds of college students have an experience with sexual harassment by the end of their college career (Hill & Silva, 2005).

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