Campus and Sexual Violence

This page is an index of ACHA and other resources on this topic. Resources include association projects, programs, publications, guidelines, and more. Additional information may be available under “External Resources.”

ACHA Resources

ACHA Campus Safety and Violence Coalition
Leads the association and college health field in addressing college and university prevention and response to campus violence.

Creating Guidance for Addressing Sexual Assault Task Force
This task force develops ACHA resources related to sexual assault prevention and response on college campuses.

Sexual and Relationship Violence: A Trauma-Informed Approach
This ACHA toolkit describes a public health model of trauma-informed care and provides guidance on engaging all campus constituents in creating a trauma-informed campus. Developed using best practices, current research, and resources from key organizations, this toolkit is a comprehensive, meaningful resource for institutions of higher education to utilize when developing prevention programming as well as response to incidents of sexual violence experienced by members of the campus community.

ACHA Position Statement on Sexual and Relationship Violence on College and University Campuses [pdf] 

Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence on College and University Campuses [pdf]

Sensitive Exams Policy Development and Implementation Toolkit

Results from the ACHA 2007 Preventing Sexual Violence Survey [pdf]

ACHA Input on the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault Initial Report

ACHA Comments on Proposed Federal Legislation to Combat Sexual Violence

Brochure for Young Adults

ACHA Programs

ACHA-National College Health AssessmentThe ACHA-National College Health Assessment is a nationally recognized research survey that provides current, relevant, and precise data about students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions. Data from this survey covers smoking habits, contraception use, mental health issues, relationship difficulties, sexual behaviors, exercise habits, preventive health practices, perceptions of drug and alcohol use, and more. Data also includes Impediments to Academic Performance (see "Data Highlights").

External Resources

ACHA thanks its committee, coalition, task force, and section volunteers for providing resources and links concerning this topic. ACHA does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or use of external websites.

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) 
Provides state and national level leadership and resources (including national training conferences) to rape crisis centers, rape prevention programs, individuals, and other entities committed to ending sexual violence.

The Clery Center for Security On Campus
The Clery Center for Security On Campus is a nonprofit 501 c(3) dedicated to preventing violence, substance abuse, and other crimes on college and university campuses across the United States and compassionately assisting the victims of these crimes.

Ending Campus Sexual Assault Toolkit
A toolkit from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) providing resources to help campuses address sexual assault and raise awareness. These resources include ideas for programming, answers to frequently asked questions, and ideas for getting more active within a college campus through awareness campaigns and fund-raising.

Futures Without Violence (formerly the Family Violence Prevention Fund)

National Center for Victims of Crime

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

The Anti-Violence Project
The New York City Anti-Violence Project empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.

Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault 
Addresses identification of the problem, prevention of sexual assault, responding effectively when a student is assaulted, and increasing transparency and improving enforcement. 
Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools.

Not Alone – Protecting Students from Sexual Assault Fact Sheet
From the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

Planned Parenthood Emergency Contraception Information

A national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) decicated to the primary prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence. Sponsored by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence (from the Department of Education) [pdf]

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center

Safe Horizon
Safe Horizon is a leading victim assistance organization. OIts mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families, and communities.

Safe Place: Trauma-Sensitive Practices for Health Centers Serving Students
A resource from The National Center for Safe Supportive Learning Environments encompassing a broad range of material introducing and endorsing trauma-sensitive practice with an emphasis on sexual assault trauma. It is designed specifically for health center staff who serve as primary care providers to students in higher education.

SART Toolkit: Resources for Sexual Assault Response Teams
The SART Toolkit, from the Office for Victims of Crime, the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, is a resource both for communities considering a SART response and communities that already have a coordinated response but want to make it better.

Stalking Resource Center
A program of the National Center for Victims of Crime

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Violence Prevention Webpage

"Dear Colleague Letter: Sexual Violence — Background, Summary, and Fast Facts"
U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights