Victims of sexual assault and their friends told their stories on t-shirts displayed on the Mall yesterday to mark Denim Day, a day to
“In 2000, the Sexual Victimization of College Women survey estimated that a college with 10,000 students could expect more than 350 rapes per year to occur on that campus.” This alarming statistic did not come from our research, but rather from the Pierce College Web site, where it informs students about sexual violence and their options should an attack occur.
One in five college women have been raped, according to the Sexual Victimization of College Women Survey. Legislation was passed this year to attempt to protect California college age women. Sacramento passed the “Mandatory Orientation: Sexual Violence Prevention Act” this year, requiring California colleges to “implement written protocols to ensure that students, faculty, and staff who are victims of sexual assault… receive treatment and information.