Sexual Violence on Campus: Strategies for Prevention
Sexual violence is a serious problem in the United States and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is committed to preventing sexual violence on college and university campuses. Sexual violence includes a continuum of behaviors such as attempted or completed rape, sexual coercion, unwanted contact, and non-contact unwanted experiences like harassment. Preventing sexual violence of all types requires a shift in culture and climate. Primary prevention, preventing violence before it occurs, is difficult work and change takes time. Culture change doesn’t happen overnight, but culture change does happen.
Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention