The Effects Of Sexual Assault On College Campuses Essays

1173 Words Nov 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
The 2016 presidential election is approaching rapidly. The presidential candidates have discussed topics such as gun violence, terrorism, immigration, and gas prices; however there has been no talk about a pressing issue that is happening on college campus everyday across the United States. The epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses is alarming and something needs to be done. Individuals go to college to have a once in a lifetime experience and to further their education. However, for many this experience is not always a good one. According to a survey conducted by the Association of American Universities, among female college students, 23% reported that they experienced some form of unwanted sexual contact ranging from kissing to touching to rape, carried out by force or threat of force, or while they were incapacitated because of alcohol and drugs (Wallace, 2015). Additionally, nearly 11% said the unwanted contact included penetration or oral sex. These numbers are frightening and it is concerning that sexual assault on college campuses is not talked about more often. Most universities require their students to attend a minute presentation about sexual assault during freshman orientation however; statistics clearly show that current prevention programs are not very beneficial. I was required to attend one of these programs when I was a freshman and I can honestly say that I do not remember a single thing from that presentation. John Foubert, the founder of the…

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