Here are the facts:
1 in 5 college women are sexually assaulted.
Only 5% of campus assaults are reported.
95% of college presidents said that they believe their institutions handle sexual assault appropriately, yet punishments for sexual assault at some universities range from suspension for as little as a week or even a day, an official warning, writing a paper, writing a book report, community service at a rape crisis center or “expulsion after graduation.”
In 2012, 40 percent of colleges reported no rapes.
Today, 82 schools are being investigated for violations of Title IX.
(facts via The Hunting Ground)
Yeah…we’d say it’s more than just a problem.
So what can you do? Finding a viewing of the film The Hunting Ground, is a great start. This documentary made a splash at Sundance, and after attending a screening of it, I can firmly say that every college student in America should have to watch it. Here’s the trailer to give you a taste.
To find a screening near you check here, and make sure to head to their website to find how you can take action, demand more from your university, and be a part of the movement to end sexual assault on college campuses.