The Facts

  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college
  • 40% of survivors fear reprisal by their attacker
  • Only 2% of incapacitated rape survivors report assault
  • Only 13% of rape survivors report assault
  • 8 in 10 victims knew their attacker (friend, significant other, etc.)

Did You Know?

6 percent of men in college admit to committing sexual assault. It's on us, the rest of us, to step up and stop it. The first step is actually noticing that something isn't right. If you see a situation where sexual assault could be the end result, there are several steps you can take, even if the people involved aren't your close friends.

One way to help is to create a distraction. For example, interrupt the potential perpetrator or victim by asking them to play a game of cards with you, or spill your drink.

Another way to intervene is to help the potential victim directly by taking them out of the situation. Simply saying "I think you need some water and a snack," is one way to do that. Showing that you've noticed that the person needs help and that you're willing to help them can steer off perpetrators.

If you see a situation where you think sexual assault could be the end result: get help and ask a bartender, the manager, police or someone else close by to help you. If the first person you ask declines, ask someone else, and don't wait! You could potentially be preventing a sexual assault.


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