This year’s national Sexual Assault Awareness Month theme is ‘Prevent Sexual Violence on Our Campuses.’
College students experience disproportionately high rates of sexual violence: 1 in 5 college women will be a victim of sexual assault by the time she graduates (Fisher, Cullen, & Turner, 2000). Sexual violence affects students of all genders.
Sexual violence is traumatizing, interrupts academic success, undermines health and well-being, damages communities, and perpetuates injustice.
The good news is that sexual violence is preventable!
Look for the Red Flag Campaign on the PSU campus; this awareness raising and educational campaign helps us recognize and intervene in unsafe or unhealthy situations.
Take advantage of the events this month to learn more about the issue, find out how to get involved, and help ensure that PSU’s campus community is free of sexual violence. Check out the WRC's calendar of events at: http://www.pdx.edu/wrc/saam-2010-calendar-events