The American Psychological Association featured comments from Brooke DeSipio, director of Lehigh’s Office of Gender Violence Education and Support, in the article "A crisis of campus sexual assault."
The return of college students to campuses has meant a return to the potential for campus sexual assault, as new students adjust to college, its social life, and pressures to drink and conform, reports APA.
At Lehigh University, roughly a dozen staff advocates are available in person or through a 24-7 hotline for students coping not just with sexual assault but also with a range of other violent behaviors, including intimate partner abuse and stalking, said DeSipio.
The article discusses topics such as research, prevention, intervention, and more.
"Even as of early 2022, it’s likely too soon to know the extent of the sexual violence that students have experienced since they returned to an in-person environment," explains DeSipio.
The full article can be read on the APA website.