New campus harassment research from Hollaback!

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hollaback! logoAddressing and preventing sexual harassment is an important component of any effort to eliminate sexual violence on college campuses.  To assist in such efforts, Hollaback! just released new research about harassment on college campuses.  Surveying 282 undergraduates, graduate, and part-time college students and 44 campus administrators from a range of U.S. campuses, they found:

  • Students are being harassed on campus

              67% personally experienced harassment on campus

              61% witnessed another student being harassed on college campus

  • Harassment is limiting ability to benefit from education 

             46% said harassment caused disappointment with college experience

             20% said harassment caused inability to concentrate in class

             23% said harassment prevented attendance in class/social activities

  • Current campus systems and processes are insufficient 

             55% of college administrators said that current systems are not sufficient

In addition to providing this valuable information, Hollaback! also offers tips and suggestions for how to address sexual harassment on campus.  Access the full report with more data, find additional resources, and learn more about Hollaback! here.

 

Ashley Maier

Ashley Maier serves primarily as part of CALCASA’s prevention team. She has worked in the movement to end gendered violence for well over a decade. She began as a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in Illinois, served as a hospital-based advocate in St. Louis, coordinated community health/family violence training programs for pediatric residents in St. Louis and San Diego, and managed Oregon’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) grantees. Ashley is a contributing author to Lantern Book’s 2013 publication, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat.

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