College campuses across the nation are facing a serious problem and unfortunately, the numbers do not lie. The issue of power-based personal violence (sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking) is an issue of significant concern on college campuses, including Kent State University.
Support Students in Need
The Center for SRVSS has created an emergency fund which is available for students in need of additional funding for books, academic supplies, household items, housing, or food. To contribute, use the following link, then select Diversity Equity and Inclusion as the gift type and SRVSS Emergency Fund as the program.
Nationally, women have a one-in-six statistical probability of being sexually assaulted (one in thirty-three for men) and college women are four times as likely to be sexually assaulted as are other women. These statistics are simply unacceptable and we believe we can do better at Kent State University.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
During the month of April, SRVSS is joining with the Kent State community to ASK. This year's theme is "I Ask." Consent is something for which everyone needs to ask. It is about listening and respecting the boundaries and voice of others.
Throughout the month there are many events to raise awareness on consent and to show survivors we support them.