Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tell the White House how to end sexual assault on campuses

Those of college age are four times more likely to become victims of sexual violence than any other group. The White House has appointed a task force to address this problem, and RAINN will soon be presenting proposals to its members. I write to request your help and ideas.

President Obama's new task force of administration officials must, in just a few weeks, recommend better ways to prevent and respond to college sexual assault, and we want to bring your ideas to the White House.  
  • What's the best way to stop serial rapists on campuses? (Nationally-recognized expert Dr. David Lisak has estimated that three percent of college men are responsible for more than 90% of college rapes.)
  • How can we get colleges to stop treating rape as an internal matter and start treating it like the violent felony it is?
  • How can we better educate students about the risk of sexual assault and what they can do to help keep their friends safe?
In order for this initiative to be effective, the White House needs input from people like you. Tell us how you think colleges can improve their handling of sexual assault, and we will share your best ideas with the White House.

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