Learn more about OVW’s grant programs and solicitations. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
Back to top Campus climate surveys are essential because they generate data on the nature and extent of sexual assault on campuses, as well as campus attitudes surrounding sexual assault. Drug facilitated, incapacitated, and forcible rape: A national study (Final report submitted to the National Institute of Justice, NCJ 219181), Washington, D.
The majority of rape and sexual assault victims reported being victimized by someone they knew.
The 2016 BJS study also found that in the 2014-2015 academic year, an average of 6.4% of college women across the nine participating schools reported being victims of intimate partner violence.
OVW’s Campus Program supports institutions of higher education in adopting comprehensive responses to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Since 1999, the program has awarded more than $131 million in grants. “The context and consequences of sexual assault among undergraduate women at Historically Black Colleges and Univerisites (HBCUs).” Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(1), 2437-2461.
In a 2016 study released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), an average of approximately 21% of undergraduate women across the nine schools participating in the study reported experiencing sexual assault since entering college.