It’s time to say eNOugh.
High rates of intimate partner violence and sexual assault represent a public health crisis that directly affects the health and safety of many Americans. On college campuses, the epidemic is even more pronounced. College students are especially vulnerable to experiencing violent and controlling behaviors at the hands of current and former intimate partners.
- 43% of dating college women report experiencing some form of violent and abusive dating behaviors, including physical, sexual, technological, or emotional abuse (Knowledge Networks, 2011).
- More than 40% of LGBTQI+-identified college students report that they have experienced violence in their current relationships (Edwards & Sylaska, 2014).
- More than half of college students surveyed (57%) said that it’s difficult to identify intimate partner violence, and 58% said that they don’t know what to do to help someone who is experiencing it (Knowledge Networks, 2011).
Therefore, the prevention of intimate partner violence must focus on North Carolina’s 100+ college campuses, as well as our broader communities. It is also important for college students and the staff and faculty that serve them to be able to get information about the programs and services that are offered on their campuses and/or in their local communities.
Campus Membership with The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
NCCADV has a membership program for colleges and universities. Membership provides access to:
- Training opportunities for staff and faculty
- Intimate partner violence prevention curricula for students
- Technical assistance
- Current legislative information
- Opportunities to network among campuses
- Other resources as needed
Additionally, NCCADV has created guidance to help colleges as they develop policies and programs for:
- domestic/intimate partner violence
- sexual violence
You can download the Guidance document here. If you are interested in further information on how NCCADV can assist campuses in preventing and responding to intimate partner violence, contact Carolina Alzuru, Director of Training.
The North Carolina Campus Consortium
There are three primary objectives of the Campus Consortium:
- To provide colleges and universities with the necessary knowledge and information to design and implement successful prevention campaigns, protocols, and policies.
- To create a structure for all campuses across the state to work together to end sexual violence.
- To develop partnerships between campuses and rape crisis centers for lasting community-level change
If you are interested in further information about the Campus Consortium, contact Carolina Alzuru.