College Relationships Facts & Stats
- A recent study by Knowledge Networks found nearly 1 in 3 (29%) college women report having been a victim of an abusive dating relationship in her life. 57% of students who report having been in an abusive dating relationship indicate it occurred in college.
- More than 1 in 5 (22%) report actual physical abuse, sexual abuse or threats of physical violence.
- As many as 1 in 4 college women will be sexually assaulted
- Studies show that 1 in 33 men experience sexual violence of some kind, although this is thought to be low due to low reporting of such violence.
- 52% of college women report knowing a friend who has experienced violent and abusive dating behaviors including physical, sexual, digital, verbal or controlling abuse.
- 58% of students said they would not know how to help if they knew someone was a victim.
First Responder Training—Dating Abuse, Sexual Violence & Stalking
This is an introductory training for residential staff, faculty, and student support staff. This program can be adjusted to fit the community concerns and often situations are presented with time for skill building & practice. (2 hours)
- Warning Signs
- Defining dating abuse
- Community Resources
- Building a violence free community
- How to help both victims and assailant
Campus Bystander Training
This program is community focused and aims to alter attitudes, behaviors and beliefs about relationship violence. It also focuses on empowering students to take leadership in their campus community to effect change. This program is between 6 to 8 hours.
- Changing classroom/social norms
- Creating campus culture that promotes equality and respect.
- Preventing Sexual Assault, Dating Violence and Stalking
- Working around obstacles that prevent us from intervening
- Being proactive
Green Dot Violence Prevention Program—Bystander Intervention
Our Violence Prevention Educator is a certified Green Dot Violence Prevention Program Trainer and is happy to assist in starting Green Dot at your High School or College campus. In order for your school to adopt Green Dot as your violence prevention model there needs to be at least one staff/faculty member also trained in Green Dot.
For more information or to arrange these programs, contact Tikiya Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.