With more than 50 colleges and universities in the Greater Boston area, we are committed to supporting survivors in all the campus communities.
According to a survey and report by the Association of American Universities, 11.7% of student respondents across 27 universities reported experiencing nonconsensual sexual contact by physical force, threats of physical force, or incapacitation since they enrolled at their university. The incidence among female undergraduate student respondents was 23.1%. Rates of sexual assault and misconduct were highest among undergraduate females and people who identify as transgender, genderqueer or non-conforming, or questioning (or who did not list a gender). Only about a quarter of the student respondents generally believed they were knowledgeable about the resources available related to sexual assault and misconduct.
BARCC supports local campus communities in the following ways:
- Providing survivors with support outside of their campus
- Offering survivors legal advocacy as they explore their rights and navigate school procedures
- Giving trainings and workshops to campus communities and administrators
- Helping campus communities process recent acts of sexual violence
- Consulting with schools to develop policies that support survivors and work to prevent sexual violence