North Carolina is home to more than 100 colleges and univerisites. Unfortunately, violence on campus is not uncommon and exists in NC just as in the rest of the US. Here are a few national statistics1 related to college students:
Abusive dating behaviors can include physical, sexual, technological, and/or emotional abuse, and most commonly occur among women between the ages of 16-24.
More than 40% of LGBTQI+-identified college students report that they have experienced violence in their current relationships.
More than half of college students surveyed (57%) said that it’s difficult to identify intimate partner violence, and 58% said that they don’t know what to do to help someone who is experiencing it.
1Knowledge Networks, 2011; Edwards & Sylaska, 2014
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is harmful to a person’s physical and mental health. College students are at a higher risk for IPV than any other population2. IPV is occurring each day on North Carolina’s college campuses. Fortunately, there is help.
NCCADV has resources that can help students and staff deal with IPV. Our expertise on IPV in campus communities allows us to assist in:
- Improving services to victims/survivors
- Preventing abuse
- Developing better campus policies
NCCADV’s resources for colleges and universities include:
College Campus Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Hub
NCCADV has created a violence prevention website called ModelCampus.org. ModelCampus helps faculty and staff make decisions that are trauma-informed, survivor-centered, and in line with federal policy and also provides prevention and education aids.
North Carolina Campus Consortium
Founded in 2006, the North Carolina Campus Consortium is a project of NCCASA, in partnership with NCCADV. Their mission is to offer training and networking opportunities for campus prevention experts.
The Campus Consortium has three primary objectives:
- To provide knowledge on successful prevention and policies
- To help all NC campuses work together to end intimate partner and sexual violence
- To develop partnerships between campus staff and their local IPV and sexual assault organizations
If you are interested in further information about the Campus Consortium, contact Taylour Neal.
eNOugh NC is an online resource that aims to raise awareness of IPV on campuses and in communities. eNOugh NC provides information to connect anyone seeking help with their local service providers in the state. Information on eNOugh NC’s campus-specific resources can be found here.
IPV-Free Campus: Changing the Climate to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence
IPV-Free Campus is a training for employees of NC’s colleges and universities. Students experiencing IPV often turn to trusted faculty and staff for support after an incident. But faculty and staff can also play an important role in prevention.
NCCADV has developed this interactive, in-person training to address:
- What IPV on campus looks like
- How to create an environment that discourages IPV
- How to respond in a trauma-informed way to students who experience IPV
For more information about the IPV-Free Campus training, contact Taylour Neal.
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Please contact Taylour Neal, Campus Services Coordinator, with any questions not addressed on this page.