Sexual assault encompasses acts that range from unwanted touching to rape. Sexual assault occurs when a person does not, or is unable to consent to sexual activity. A person is unable to consent when he or she is forced, threatened, intimidated or is mentally or physically incapacitated.
Statistics vary on how many people are affected by sexual assault. On college campuses, it is estimated that 1 in 4 women have experienced either rape or attempted rape. In reality, sexual assault affects everyone, whether directly or indirectly.
If you know someone who has been sexually assaulted, you can help. If you have experienced sexual assault, whether it was recently or in the past, remember that you are not alone. There are people who can be resources for you throughout your process of healing and recovery.
Learn about how Tulane University responds to sexual harassment and violence in its community in this webinar hosted by the Title IX Coordinator and a campus victim advocate. They discuss both the support that students receive as well as the university's efforts to prevent sexual violence on campus and how you can encourage your student to help contribute to a safe, supportive campus.