Ending Campus Sexual Assault Tool Kit
Sexual assault disproportionately affects college women and impedes their ability to participate fully in campus life. Educational equity for women and girls requires fair, responsive, fully developed campus sexual assault policies, knowledgeable administrators, and, ultimately, an end to sexual violence on campuses.
This tool kit serves the needs of faculty, staff, students, and advocates. Use these resources to raise awareness about campus sexual assault so that everyone can help make campuses safe for all students. You will find ideas for programming, get answers to frequently asked questions, learn about funding opportunities, and learn how to take action on campus. Everyone plays a role in ending sexual violence.
Use these tools to help end sexual violence on campus.
The chance of a woman being sexually assaulted during college is about the same as her chance of catching the flu during an average year — except she can’t just take Nyquil and rest in bed for a few days. Sexual assault has lasting effects on students. If this statistic troubles you, know that you can take action. Read more »
College faculty and staff play an important role in ending sexual violence on campus. Faculty and staff interact with students on a daily basis, can serve as confidants, and may witness important behavior changes. Read more »
Even officials who are responsible for following Title IX, often called Title IX coordinators, don’t always understand the full scope of the law and how it can be a valuable tool to make campuses safer for all students. Read more »
Have you ever been challenged while advocating against campus sexual assault? We put together responses to some common questions people ask about it so that next time you’re challenged, you’re ready! Read more »
You’ve decided to host an event on your campus to help address campus sexual assault. But now you need funding to make your event possible. Finding funding to support campus programs or improve a campus climate can be challenging. Consider these options.
1. AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund Campus Outreach Program
2. Campus Fundraisers
Hold a fundraiser on campus and designate the proceeds for campus sexual assault prevention programming or training. Consider hosting an open mike night on or near campus and request donations from attendees. Collaborate with other campus departments to pool financial resources.
3. State or Local Government
Check with your state or local government for grants or related resources to help campuses address sexual assault.
4. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Rape Prevention and Education Program
Reach out to this program, which annually distributes $42 million in funding to support rape prevention activities across the nation.
5. U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence against Women
Get in touch with this office, which annually distributes about $600 million in awards to fund programs that address violence against women and children, including sexual assault on campus.
How can you ensure that your rights are protected on campus?
Just as AAUW led efforts to make campus safety a part of VAWA, we will continue to lead efforts to stop campus sexual assault by ensuring that universities comply with federal laws meant to keep students safe.
Programs in a Box (PIAB) help members consider and choose program activities for their branches with the “what, why, and how” to implement that program.