It is estimated that between 20% and 25% of women in higher educational institutions become victims of completed or attempted rape over the course of a college career, yet less than 5% of these crimes are reported to law enforcement. Our mission is to reduce sexual victimization on and off campus and provide survivors with multiple options to report and cope with these crimes.
Two thirds of sexual assault victims confide with others instead of law enforcement or school officials leaving institutions unaware and unable to respond to the crime. Keys to Coping reporting and coping surveys help make it easier for victims to share their experience with authorities and for institutions to more comprehensively and proactively respond.
Keys to Coping is one way we offer students the ability to request academic modifications, compile information to report to healthcare providers or law enforcement and to join in sexual assault awareness campaigns to help eliminate rape and other forms of sexual assault.
- Fisher, B.S., Cullen, F.T., & Turner, M.G. (2000). The Sexual Victimization of College Women. National Institute of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.