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Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

What You Need to Know

Rape is sudden, arbitrary, and terrifying. It happens to children and adults. It occurs in all neighborhoods and in many different types of situations. The rapist may be a stranger or someone the victim has known and trusted.

Although rape may or may not result in serious physical injury to the victim, it almost always causes severe emotional stress. This stress often lasts long after the assault has occurred.

  • More than 80% of rapes occurring on college campuses are committed by someone the victim knows. (Koss and Wisniewski, 1987).
  • 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted during their college careers. (Koss and Wisniewski, 1987).
  • Women between the ages of 16-24 years have the highest victimization rates in the country. (Bureau of Justice, 1990).

Helpful Phone Numbers & Campus Resources

EMERGENCY: Police, Fire & Medical: 9-1-1

Fox Valley 24 hour Crisis Line 630-482-9393

Mutual Ground 24 Hour Hotline 630-897-8383

RAINN 1-800-656-HOPE [1-800-656-4673]

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 1-866-331-9474

Individuals or groups interested in programs on rape prevention may contact the Director of Counseling Services and the Director of Residential Life for referrals and community information.


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