The question students should ask: how is my university tackling sexual violence?

  • Tammi Walker

Press/Media: Research

Description

Students can help universities shape their processes for preventing and reporting sexual violence on campus.

Student unions have played a vital role as universities tackle the problem of sexual violence on campus. This matters because the experience of sexual violence can take a serious toll on both one’s physical and mental health. The more students hold their universities to account for how they deal with the problem, the greater the influence they can have in making campuses safer. 

This article references work by Tammi Walker and the writer of this piece, Graham Towl.

Period7 May 2019

Media coverage

1

Media coverage

  • TitleThe question students should ask: how is my university tackling sexual violence?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outlettheguardian.com
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date7/05/19
    DescriptionStudents can help universities shape their processes for preventing and reporting sexual violence on campus.

    Student unions have played a vital role as universities tackle the problem of sexual violence on campus. This matters because the experience of sexual violence can take a serious toll on both one’s physical and mental health. The more students hold their universities to account for how they deal with the problem, the greater the influence they can have in making campuses safer. Here are four questions that students can ask their universities.

    Do they publish the number of reported incidents?
    Does the university fund Rape Crisis services?

    Are there consent talks for new students?

    Are students actively encouraged to report sexual violence to the institution?
    URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/may/07/the-question-students-should-ask-how-is-my-university-tackling-sexual-violence
    PersonsTammi Walker