Appointed annually by the Vice President for Student Affairs, Notre Dame’s Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention (CSAP) offers advice and guidance to the Office of Student Affairs on how to assist and support victims of sexual assault. It facilitates collaboration and communication among the different departments and student groups working to address sexual violence and spearheads a variety of rape education/prevention initiatives.
College students, especially first-year women, are most at risk to experience rape or sexual assault from the first day of school until Thanksgiving.
In the majority of reported cases of rape or sexual assault, one or both people were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the assault.
Intoxication is not an excuse for failure to obtain consent. A person incapacitated by alcohol is incapable of giving consent.
No matter what someone chooses to wear, it is never justification for unwanted sexual activity.
College students are more likely to be assaulted by an acquaintance, which means that the person perpetrating the assault could be part of the campus community.
If perpetrators of acquaintance rape are typically members of our own community, every student has the ability to be an active bystander who can intervene to prevent this crime.