A New Curriculum for Colleges and Universities to Address Sexual Assault

The White House, DC – The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault spurs a new resource on campus public safety and trauma-informed practices. Across the country, colleges and universities are prioritizing school safety by developing programs to prevent and respond to sexual assault, both on and off their campuses.

  • Studies consistently show that 1 in 5 women are victims of sexual assault while in college in the United States
  • Established by the President in 2014, the Task Force produced Not Alone, a report on Federal activities and resources to address campus sexual assault
  • In September 2014, President Obama and Vice President Biden unveiled It’s On Us, a campaign to engage all college students, and especially young men and bystanders, in preventing sexual assault

The Department of Education has made clear that colleges and universities have a legal and moral obligation to protect their students on their campuses. – Vice President Joe Biden at the University of Pittsburgh

  • Since its inception, It’s On Us has engaged approximately 600 colleges and universities, and nearly 350,000 people have signed the It’s On Us Pledge, committing to standing up against sexual assault

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