Sexual Assault & Dating Violence

Sexual assault, sexual harassment and dating violence are hidden but widespread problems. Consider these statistics:

There is physical violence in 1/3 of all dating relationships.

1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted (includes attempted assaults) during their college years.

1 in 33 men will be sexually assaulted (includes attempted assaults) during their college years.

Chances are that you or someone you know has been affected by these problems. Anyone, regardless of gender, racial background or education level can be a victim. Because of the shame and fear that many victims experience, it may be difficult to reach out and get help. These pages will help you learn more about sexual assault, sexual harassment and dating violence. You will find information about legal definitions, resources for survivors of violence, suggestions on how to respect the rights and wishes of partners, and ways you can look out for the health and safety of friends and loved ones.

The SHARE (Sexual Harassment & Assault Resources & Education) Advocates in BWell Health Promotion are confidential resources on campus that can provide support to any student from any part of the University (undergraduate, graduate, and medical students) affected by issues or experiences related to:

Sexual Assault
Sexual and/or Gender-based Harassment
Domestic/Dating Violence
Relational Abuse
Stalking

Rigid definitions of masculinity are toxic to men's health. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized that men's tendency to die at younger ages may correlate to the harmful ways that masculinity has been defined in society and the ways that men have been conditioned to practice it.

Rape or sexual assault can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. On this page you will find information, legal definitions, resources, and links you can use to learn more about rape and sexual assault. If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, click on this link for immediate steps to take. It's important to remember is that no one deserves to be sexually assaulted.

Rape or sexual assault can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. On this page you will find information, legal definitions, resources, and links you can use to learn more about rape and sexual assault. If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, click on this link for immediate steps to take. It's important to remember is that no one deserves to be sexually assaulted.

False reports of sexual assault are dramatically overestimated. Poorly constructed studies and a lack of understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault contribute to this problem. In rigorous research, rates of false reports are consistently very low, ranging from 2% to 10%. This is similar to rates of false reports for other crimes.

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PHONE NUMBERS
  • 401.863-2794
    Health Promotion
  • 401.863-3953
    Health Services
  • 401.863-6000
    Sexual Assault Response Line
  • 401.863-4111
    EMS
  • 401.863-3476
    Counseling & Psychological Services
  • 401.863-4111
    DPS
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