Alcohol and other drug use is a major risk factor for sexual assault on college campuses. In a college setting, 74% of perpetrators and 55% of rape victims had been drinking alcohol.* This statistic is NOT intended to infer blame on victims who have been drinking or attended a party where alcohol is involved, but to point out the role that alcohol plays in sexual assault.
For more information about Alcohol and Sexual Assault, check out these Frequently Asked Questions on our Title IX section.
According to the United States Department of Justice, 1 in 5 women are targets of attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students, compared to about 1 in 16 college men. If you (or someone you know) is the victim of sexual assault, help is available. For information about getting help or reporting a sexual assault, visit our Help for Survivors page on our Title IX section.
Additional Information Pertaining to Sexual Assault
*Abby, Antonia. (2002) Alcohol Related Sexual Assault: A common problem among college students. Journal of Studies on Alcohol. Supplement No 14, 2002.