College campuses play host to some of the most rampant sexual violence in the country.
1 in 5 women in college experiences sexual assault. College students are not equipped to deal with domestic violence – 57% say it is difficult to identify and 58% say they do not know how to help someone who is in danger. While 70% of young people do not realize they are being abused by their partner, those who do know they are experiencing abuse resist reporting the incident or getting help because the closed, intersecting social networks of a college campus make victims feel trapped and fearful of victim-blaming. College students often lack the confidence or knowledge to take advantage of resources to escape unhealthy relationships.