Dating Abuse and Sexual Assault on Campus
Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
Nearly half (43%) of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors.
Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence — almost triple the national average.
The facts speak for themselves. We know that young people experience dating abuse and sexual violence at high rates, and many are experiencing these crimes while attending school. It’s important to know that there are resources available to support you if someone is abusing or assaulting you. Remember: no one deserves to be abused, ever, for any reason.
Title IX is a law that applies to schools in the U.S. that receive federal funding (funding from the federal government). It provides protections around sexual assault, dating abuse, stalking and sexual harassment. Learn more about the law and the options you have:
What is Title IX?
Learn more about the law and your rights.
Reporting Options Under Title IX
Learn your options for reporting crimes like dating abuse, sexual assault, harassment and/or stalking.
Check out these organizations and resources for information, support and legal aid, whether you’re living on or off campus.