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Acquaintance Rape of College Students
Describes acquaintance rape among college students, addressing its scope, its causes and contributing factors, analysis methods, tested responses, and measures for assessing response effectiveness. With this information, police and public safety officers can more effectively prevent the problem.

Averting the Campus Date Rape Drug Crisis: Seven Solutions for Colleges, Law Enforcement and Medical Professionals
Helps local police departments standardize guidelines for aiding victims and better identifying drug-facilitated sexual assault; provides model guidelines for medical personnel to follow; and describes community task forces, prevention education training modules for students, and police training and data collection.

California Campus Blueprint to Address Sexual Assault
Presents legislative recommendations regarding changes that should be made in existing laws and enactment of new laws to enhance the sexual assault-related policies and practices of colleges and universities throughout the state. The blueprint can provide other states with a comprehensive overview of specific action steps that can be taken to improve individual campus responses to sexual assault.

Campus Sexual Assault: How America's Institutions of Higher Education Respond
Examines how institutions of higher education are responding to the threat of sexual assaults on campus in the areas of prevention, victim support services, reporting policies, protocols, barriers, facilitators, adjudication procedures, and sanctions.

Campus Sexual Assault Resource and Information Sharing Tool
Compiles resources and tools created by campus programs in Washington State to promote awareness of and education about sexual assault on campus.

Federal Campus Crime Reporting 101
Highlights the history of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and
Campus Crime Statistics Act, providing definitions of common terms and answering frequently asked questions.

The Handbook for Campus Crime Reporting
Offers procedures, examples, and references for higher education institutions to follow in meeting the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Hate Crimes on Campus: The Problem and Efforts To Confront It
Examines aspects of bias, prejudice, and hate crimes on college and university campuses. The document also explains that sexual assault can be prosecuted as a hate crime if gender is included in applicable hate crime laws and evidence can be obtained demonstrating that the assault was motivated, in whole or in part, by bias against victims because of their gender.

The Legacy of the Prompt Complaint Requirement, Corroboration Requirement, and Cautionary Instructions on Campus Sexual Assault
Examines how societal views and myths about rape have a negative impact on the legal options available to rape victims, including forcing the victim to report within a short amount of time and requiring corroboration of verbal reports.

Male Survivors of Sexual Assault
Offers information and resources to support male survivors of sexual assault on campus.

National Summit on Campus Public Safety
Documents recommendations from the 2004 National Summit on Campus Public Safety, including priority concerns, issues, and needs that challenge security on colleges and university campuses. The document also identifies successes in campus security and how they may be replicated.

National Victim Assistance Academy Textbook, Chapter 22, Section 4: Campus Crime and Victimization
Describes federal laws that address campus crime, civil remedies to combat crime on college campuses, barriers to the reporting of campus crimes and recommendations to increase reporting, and critical elements in developing a comprehensive victim services program for campuses.

Organizing College Campuses Against Dating Abuse
Assists staff in higher education and domestic violence programs who are interested in developing a comprehensive response to dating abuse as it affects students on college campuses.

Preventing Alcohol-Related Problems on Campus: Acquaintance Rape
Includes recommendations for implementing, improving, and expanding violence prevention programs at institutions of higher education, with an emphasis on preventing acquaintance rape.

Recommended Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexual Assault Response and Prevention on Campus
Provides college and university campus personnel with recommendations and strategies for developing multidisciplinary sexual assault response policies and protocols.

Sexual Assault on Campus: What Colleges and Universities Are Doing About It
Reviews sexual assault policy on the Nation's campuses, including highlights of innovative and promising practices. The report is based on findings from a congressionally mandated study, Campus Sexual Assault: How America's Institutions of Higher Education Respond.

The Sexual Victimization of College Women
Analyzes the sexual victimization of college women by examining two national-level surveys that used two different survey methods: the National College Women Sexual Victimization Study and the National Crime Victimization Survey.

Sexual Violence and Alcohol and Other Drug Use on Campus
Briefly analyzes perpetrator characteristics, misinterpretation of verbal and nonverbal cues, and alcohol use and other situational risk factors.

Toolkit to End Violence Against Women, Chapter 7: Promoting Safety and Nonviolence on College and University Campuses
Outlines recommendations that institutions of higher education, college administrators and staff, student organizations, on-campus and off-campus law enforcement agencies and victim service providers, adjudication board members, victim advocates, and related organizations can use to promote nonviolence on their campuses.


California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Provides national training and technical assistance for the Grants to Reduce Violent Crimes Against Women on Campus Program, funded through the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.

National Center for Higher Education Risk Management
Emphasizes best practices for student health and safety, specializing in advancing strategies for changing campus culture and problem solving to address the wellness issues that face colleges and universities.

Security on Campus, Inc.
Helps prevent violence, substance abuse, and other crimes on college and university campuses and assist the victims of these crimes. The organization's Web site has a range of resources and publications, including information about the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and other campus security issues.

Web Sites

Campus Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights
Describes the law that requires all colleges and universities participating in federal student aid programs to afford sexual assault victims certain basic rights. The law also requires schools to notify victims of their option to report their assault to the proper law enforcement authorities.

Clery Act Compliance Information
Provides the text for the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)), which requires U.S. colleges and universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Also provides crime definitions and answers to frequently asked questions.

Transgender Sexual Violence Project
Includes resources on sexual assault against or by transgender people, including a sexual assault resource sheet, Web sites, articles, books, and listservs.