Dating abuse on college campus
Domestic violence is sadly all too common on college campuses, and not enough is being done to address this issue. Among victims ages 18 to 24, nearly 30 percent of female murder victims were killed by intimate partners.About 1 in 5 college students say they have been abused by an intimate partner, and nearly a third admit to having committed assault against their partner at some time in the previous year, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In fact, women ages 16 to 24 suffer from domestic violence at the highest rate of any surveyed group, according to a U. In more than two-thirds of cases of domestic violence against women, the women reported that the assault included physical violence (being hit, pushed down, or otherwise physically attacked).OFFICE: 843-953-5114EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. MAIL: The Citadel Department of Public Safety 171 Moultrie Street Charleston, SC 29409 A safe and secure campus is essential to The Citadel's realizing its vision of educating principled leaders.The Citadel Public Safety Department plays an integral role in providing a safe environment in which students, faculty, and staff can live and learn.Unfortunately, young victims of dating violence are often hesitant to come forward because of societal stigma and fear of retribution.The university environment can further exacerbate the fear associated with domestic violence.
These missteps may stem in part from the mistaken perception that most college students prefer to “hook up” rather than engage in committed relationships, and that instances of dating violence are nothing more than isolated disputes between students. Most students do not frequently “hook up,” and instances of violence between intimate partners in college are a form of domestic violence.
The Raleigh area is home to several large universities, and our domestic violence lawyers in Raleigh urge students to raise awareness of the problem and take steps to protect themselves.