Process and Impact of Reporting Sexual Assaults in a University Setting


by : 
Malia C.


One in 5 women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college but over 90% of college sexual assault victims do not report the assault (National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 2018). Despite protocols put in place by universities to make reporting sexual assaults more efficient and effective, a lack of reporting is occurring. This will be researched using action research, a needs based assessment, and evaluation research to collect data. Interviews with employees of University X will be conducted and the data retrieved will be analyzed using coding and descriptive statistics. Additionally, databases will be used to retrieve more information about the reporting procedures at this university.

Personal Statement

As a young woman, sexual assault is something that is constantly on the back of my mind. After a series of sexual assaults and misconducts in my community, I was drawn to this particular project because I wanted to better understand the issue. Over the years, I have learned many disturbing statistics surrounding the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses but never had an opportunity to delve into the issue as I have through this class. AAR has given me the unique chance to be mentored by a professional in the field that my research discusses and has given me many research skills that I will take with me into the future.