Wednesday, January 25, 2006

One in four college students reported they had experienced sexual harassment


One in four college students reported they had experienced sexual harassment, according to a report from the American Association of University Women released Tuesday.

Yale reported only four on-campus sexual assaults in its 2004 campus safety report.

What's wrong with this picture?

Yale's sexual assault response system is not adequate; there is little information regarding the resources available to survivors on campus, and YUHS/Yale-New Haven Hospital get very spotty reviews from rape survivors who seek mental and physical health services. On the disciplinary side, students are frequently discouraged from making official reports or pressing charges; again, there is a lack of consolidated information and advice. We need community consensus that rape is a serious crime and should be treated as such by the administration.

There's nothing to prove this without your help; we need your stories - accounts of how Yale's institutions and people respond to sexual assault on campus. Share them anonymously here, and please help spread the word.

Questions? Want to get involved? Email yalersvp@gmail.com

1 comment:

Eric S-Z, Stiles '07 said...

This is a huge problem at Yale.

I love that RSVP continues to work to change it.