Disabled Sexual Assault Survivors on College Campuses
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Val Erwin is a PhD candidate in Higher Education studying the ways disabled and gender policy affect equity on colleges and universities. Her presentation will focus on her dissertation work focuses on the experiences on Disabled survivors on college campuses.
Disabled people have a very high rate of sexual violence with a recent study saying that before college 52.3% of disabled college students had already experienced sexual victimization. Disabled survivors on college campuses are a group that has not been studied often. A report from the National Council on Disability in 2017 said that on college campus around 50% of colleges have no way to report sexual violence by disabled students because of the inaccessibility of the reporting process.
Erwin, Val, "Disabled Sexual Assault Survivors on College Campuses" (2023). Center for Women and Gender Equity Research Seminar Series. 7.