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A Conversation on Campus Dating Violence and Sexual Assault

This post was contributed by Olivia Hinerfeld, Washington, DC campus intern for loveisrespect
Pictures via Nancy Vo, Washington, DC campus intern for loveisrespect

“What does the conversation on dating violence look like on your college campus?”

This is the question I asked of over forty administrators, faculty and staff members, and student activists from across the District of Columbia in individual interviews over the course of June and July 2015. Each person answered the question in a different way; however, one trend rose to the surface.

In the past two years, the United States has made enormous progress in addressing campus sexual assault, but many campuses are missing a part of the equation: dating violence and healthy relationships need to be a bigger part of the conversation at colleges and universities.

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