Step Up and Intervene


Sexual assault - any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the consent of recipient. *

Sexual violence - a sexual act against someone without consent. Encompasses sexual assault, domestic violence, rape, and stalking. 

Bystander Intervention - developing skills, awareness, and courage needed to intervene in a situation involving sexual assault.

Statistics about sexual assault:

Sexual Violence on College Campus (Statistics from Bureau of Justice Statistics)

  • 21% of undergraduate women experience sexual assault since entering college

  • Majority of rape and sexual assault victims reported being victimized by someone they knew

  • 50% of women report experiencing their first incident of intimate partner violence between 18 and 24 years of age (Center for Disease and Control and Prevention)

  • Only 7% of rape incidents got reported to a school official in 2016 BJS study

Statistics from Futures without Violence

  • 25-1% of American women report being physically or sexually abuse by husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives.

  • 1 in 6 U.S. women has at some point experienced an attempted or completed rape

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