Unable to Complete Their Education

Due to sexual victimization in college, many promising students are unable to complete their education and achieve their goals.

Our schools need to do more to prevent sexual harassment, deter sexual predators on campus and respond appropriately to sexual misconduct. For too long, campus victims of sexual misconduct have suffered in unresponsive environments embedded with victim-blaming myths. Much like women in the military, campus victims of sexual misconduct have struggled through confusing policies and systems while seeking justice. In addition to the devastating physical and mental health consequences of sexual harassment and assault, many victims experience re-victimization at the hands of university officials, law enforcement and other community members who trivialize or dispute their assaults.

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