External Resources

The Center for Changing Our Campus Culture
This comprehensive online clearinghouse provides important resources for colleges and universities on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Know Your IX
Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led project of Advocates for Youth that aims to empower students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools.

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
The NCAVP works to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence against and within LGBTQ communities.

U.S. Department of Education – Office of Civil Rights
OCR enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety
VCSCS, located within the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, focuses on improving and enhancing safety by addressing topics which affect Virginia law enforcement, schools, and institutions of higher education.

The National Women’s Law Center
NWLC fights for gender justice — in the courts, in public policy, and in our society — working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls.

Reports and Data

Sexual and relationship violence is described by the American College Health Association “as a serious public health issue affecting college and university campuses.”

Per the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), 11.2 percent of undergraduate and graduate students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation.