“It would be fair to say that we don’t really hear as much about domestic violence, but there are really proactive steps being taken now to address that oversight,” she said. The new regulation now requires colleges to compile statistics not only for cases of sexual assault, but also for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.
Colleges must include in their annual security reports a statement of policy and procedures for dealing with these crimes.
In February, 21-year-old Miami University student, Rebecca Eldermire was shot to death by her ex-boyfriend in her apartment (just a mile from campus). According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, about 6 in every 1,000 students will be sexually assaulted.
That being said, about 80 percent of sexual assaults go unreported by female college students.
And if violence is present in a person’s first relationship, it can present larger barriers to trying to figure out how to have a healthy relationship after that.A lot of survivors tell someone and are then blamed or shamed by that confidant, which shuts them down.” For ideas on how to communicate with someone experiencing abuse, consider reading Be A Better Advice Giver and Empowering Survivors, or scroll through this series of escaping violence articles.On Black Friday, Nadia Ezaldein, a University of Chicago student, was working at a Chicago Nordstrom when her ex-boyfriend entered the store, found her in the accessories department, and shot her to death. A day earlier, on Thanksgiving, Shannon Jones, a student at Cornell University, was allegedly strangled to death by her boyfriend during an argument.Last month, Diamoney Greene, a student at the University of South Carolina, was killed by her boyfriend. While not currently at the forefront of a national conversation, domestic violence remains as prevalent an issue among college students as sexual assault.One in five students have experienced domestic violence with a current partner -- a statistic that directly mirrors the U. Department of Justice’s findings on student victims of sexual assault (though some have contested those findings).