March of Voices on Lehigh campus

Combating Sexual Assault

On this site you will find programs, policies and procedures related to sexual assault, as well as numerous resources that are available to victims. Also listed are programs geared toward education and prevention

A foremost responsibility of Lehigh University is nurturing and sustaining a safe, healthy and respectful campus environment, where all students are given the opportunity to flourish. That environment should be free from any form of violence, including sexual assault.

We pledge our commitment to fostering an environment where all members of the Lehigh community are protected from sexual assault, harassment, gender violence, dating/domestic violence and sexual misconduct. We encourage members of the campus community to familiarize themselves with this information, and to actively engage in collaborative efforts to recognize the warning signs of abuse, support victims and take a stand against sexual assault.

1 in 5

women who are targets of an attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students

Source: Department of Justice Study, 2007

1 in 16

men who are targets of an attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students

Source: Department of Justice Study, 2007

90%

percentage of reported cases where victim of campus sexual assault knew his or her attacker

Source: National Institute of Justice Report, 2000

<5%

percentage of rapes or attempted rapes of college students reported to campus authorities or law enforcement

Source: American Association of University Women

89%

percentage of assaults
that occur when survivor
is incapacitated due
to alcohol

Source: Department of Justice Study, 2007