Promote intersectionality and inclusivity for a safer campus

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

by Amber Montgomery

"Sexual assault prevention and inclusion are undoubtedly two of the most important issues on college campuses, but it’s time to revamp the way we address them.

While administration and dedicated students often push for policy and awareness on both of those topics, they usually tackle each problem separately. A new study from Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health proves that the two issues intersect, highlighting the need for us to develop more programming and initiatives that focus on addressing the two in tandem.

The Journal of Interpersonal Violence published the study last week — the result of surveying more than 70,000 undergraduate students at 120 post-secondary institutions in the U.S. between 2011 and 2013. According to the results, students who perceive their campuses as more inclusive and welcoming have lower chances of being victims of sexual assault."

Read the full article here.

Read the Public Health Department's press release on this study's findings here.

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