Campus Sexual Assault

Florida State University

The incidence of sexual assault in America remains at distressingly high levels. Now two Florida State University graduate students are trying to help local victims with the healing and recovery process

The statistics are that one out of every five women in the U.S. will experience sexual assault at some point in their lives. FSU Clinical Psychology graduate student Katherine Schafer is one of the treatment project organizers.

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Florida A&M University

Florida A&M University is asking the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee to allow use of an anonymous rape victim's full name during trial. In response, the victim’s attorney has written a letter to Florida senators and representatives asking them to investigate FAMU’s attempts to expose the victim’s identity.

Tom Flanigan

Students at Tallahassee Community College have a very visible way to raise awareness about sexual abuse and domestic violence this week. They've hung hundreds of message-bearing tee shirts in the middle of campus.

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One in five women report having experienced rape, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Florida State University doctoral candidate Wayne Rivera says that means many people know a sexual assault survivor, whether they realize it not.

"The way I'm defining it at least, which includes friends and partners. Most people tend to know a victim. Maybe they disclose to them or not. But most people will tend to know a victim or survivor," Rivera said.