Many colleges have counseling and support services for students who are victims of domestic violence, as well as partnerships with local domestic violence shelters.
South Carolina promotes bystander intervention through its Stand Up Carolina initiative.
Also new to the final version of the rules is a requirement for colleges to record incidents of stalking based on the location of where either the stalker first began stalking or where the victim first became aware of it.
While men can be victims of dating violence, the overwhelming majority of victims are women, making the a lack of proper prevention of partner abuse a violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
Even if the abuse doesn’t result in a homicide, the trauma from it can affect a young victim’s development.
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One in five students has experienced domestic violence — a statistic that directly mirrors the U. Department of Justice’s findings on student victims of sexual assault (though some have contested those findings).
As with cases of sexual assault, most incidents of domestic violence go unreported, meaning the number is likely much higher.
In November, the University of New Mexico suspended a women’s basketball player after she allegedly threw a knife at her boyfriend during an argument.
Later than month, the University of Michigan dismissed a student from its football team after he was arrested on domestic violence charges.