This site is designed to provide information to the Saint Joseph’s University community about issues of sexual violence. Specifically, we hope to provide resources and options for support should you or a friend become a victim of sexual violence.
Sexual violence is the most under-reported violent crime on college campuses. Due to the silence that often surrounds instances of sexual violence, many people are unaware of the impact it has on our community. Statistically, about 1 in 5 women and 6.1% of men will become the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault by the time they graduate college. At SJU, we believe that awareness of this community wide issue is critical.
Throughout this site, you will find information on:
- Definitions of sexual violence, rape, acquaintance rape, coercion and consent
- What to do if you or a friend is assaulted
- Medical care
- Options to report sexual violence
- How to help a survivor
- Resources for support on-campus and in the community
- SJU's Title IX Coordinator - Dr. Mary-Elaine Perry, titleIX@sju.edu
Sexual assaults can happen to anyone regardless of size, gender, strength, sexual orientation, race, status or religious background. Sexual assaults affect us all.
Research has shown that students turn to each other for support first in a difficult situation more than any other resource on or off campus. SJU is a community that looks out for each other and encourages all members to do the right thing to support a fellow Hawk. There is help available at SJU.
For information on SJU policies related to violence, please see the links below: