Sexual Assault On College Campuses Essay

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Sexual Assault on College Campuses Rape is the most common violent crime committed on college campuses (Sarah). College students, because of their age are overall as a group high risk of becoming a victim of sexual assault. A survey conducted by The National Crime Victimization found no statistical difference in rape and sexual assault percentages between women of the same age and women at college. My freshman year attending college, I had a close teammate who was a victim of rape. Not only did this tragic event change her life, but it also changed mine and along with the twenty other teammates. While most of us lost a teammate, a few of us also lost a close friend. She was terrified to return to school and left. Sexual assault can destroy an individual’s purity, dignity, and most importantly their ability to feel safe. Sexual assault does not only affect women or college students. Sexual assault can happen anywhere and to anyone. There is no way to fully put a stop to this disgusting act; it would be nearly impossible to watch every move every individual make. So it’s on us as a community to put a stop and make a stand against sexual assault. The United States Department of Justice defines sexual assault as, “any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault activities as force sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape.” It…

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