In a 2016 study released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), an average of approximately 21% of undergraduate women across the nine schools participating in the study reported experiencing sexual assault since entering college. Non-heterosexual college females reported significantly higher rates than their heterosexual female peers. “Self-rated health in relation to rape and mental health disorders in a national sample of college women.” Journal of American College Health, 59(7), 588-594. However, our staff believe that if there is a history of violence in a relationship, abuse is likely to continue in the future and may escalate. All CMHC appointments are confidential and are not part of your academic record.To learn more about the CMHC confidentiality policy click here.Sexual Violence on College Campuses| Campus Grant Program | Campus Climate Surveys | Resources Technical Assistance | Campus Reports to Congress Sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are serious problems on college and university campuses.
Voices Against Violence (VAV) offers services to students who: Relationship violence looks and feels different for every survivor.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 50% of women report experiencing their first incident of intimate partner violence between 18 and 24 years of age.
Being a victim of dating violence and intimate partner violence is related to a host of detrimental health and social functioning outcomes, such as academic failure, depression or anxiety, and alcohol and drug abuse.
Often we see relationship violence portrayed in the media as physical or sexual violence.
Often such violence is the "tip of the iceberg" - meaning that for many people experiencing violence, there are emotional, verbal, psychological and digital/online forms of abuse also occurring in their relationship.