“It would be fair to say that we don’t really hear as much about domestic violence, but there are really proactive steps being taken now to address that oversight,” she said. The new regulation now requires colleges to compile statistics not only for cases of sexual assault, but also for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.
Colleges must include in their annual security reports a statement of policy and procedures for dealing with these crimes.
One in five students has experienced domestic violence — a statistic that directly mirrors the U. Department of Justice’s findings on student victims of sexual assault (though some have contested those findings).
As with cases of sexual assault, most incidents of domestic violence go unreported, meaning the number is likely much higher.
Last month, Diamoney Greene, a student at the University of South Carolina, was killed by her boyfriend. While not currently at the forefront of a national conversation, domestic violence remains as prevalent an issue among college students as sexual assault.
The purpose of this section is to provide an overview of the scope of the problem of dating and domestic violence on college campuses, as well as barriers that may exist for students in accessing resources.
It is designed to dispel myths and provide information about the prevalence of these issues so that panelists will be as informed as possible about the reality of these offenses.
And attempting to prevent that is a holistic approach that starts with sexual harassment and goes through sexual assault and even murder.
When we talk about these things, we have to talk about them on this continuum.” Maatz admitted, however, that domestic violence is often less discussed than sexual assault on college campuses, even as more and more colleges are wrestling with how to prevent violence against women. Department of Education published its final rules to implement changes to the Clery Act under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.