While men are also victims of dating violence, the majority of victims are women, making a lack of proper prevention methods for partner violence a violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
According to the Justice Department, women are eight times more likely than men to be victimized by a partner.
As with cases of sexual assault, most incidents of domestic violence go unreported, meaning the number is likely much higher.
College-aged women experience a higher rate of partner violence than any other age group.
The Center has worked collaboratively and sought guidance from experts to provide important resources for colleges and universities on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
The Center has gathered information from the Departments of Justice, Education, Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for campus administrators, faculty and staff, campus and community law enforcement, victim service providers, students, parents and other stakeholders as they work to change the culture on their campuses.
Colleges must include in their annual security reports a statement of policy and procedures for dealing with these crimes.