Sexual Assault On College Campuses Essay

922 Words Feb 7th, 2016 4 Pages
Sexual Assault on College Campuses For most of my high school career, one thing I worried about the most was how hard college was going to be. As the years progressed, I began worrying about more life-threatening things such as sexual assault. Sexual assault on college campuses have become more common, and young women/men are having to spend more of their time in a courthouse than in class or in their dorm in fear than in class. I worry that those assaulted aren’t getting the right justice and that society is letting sexual assault become a trend. For this English 1020 class, I want to write about the causes and effects of sexual assault on college campuses and ways that future experiences could be prevented. There are several reasons why I care about this topic. One reason I care is because, in the fall of 2016, I will become a freshman in college. I want to be able to know that my safety is guaranteed. I know that this fear not only my fear, but my parents as well. I will be miles away from them, and my safety is not something they should have to worry about. Secondly, Sexual assault can have a scarring effect on anyone. When these young women/men were told that college would leave so many memories, sexual assault was not on that list. Some people tend to loose themselves, which can prolong for many years and affect them and others around them later in life. Thirdly, many people still do not understand or care about sexual assault. I believe that society has let it…

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