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Combating Sexual Assault & Gender Violence

On this site you will find programs, policies and procedures related to sexual assault, as well as numerous resources that are available to survivors.

A foremost responsibility of Lehigh University is nurturing and sustaining a safe, healthy and respectful campus environment, where all students are given the opportunity to flourish. That environment should be free from any form of violence, including sexual assault.

We pledge our commitment to fostering an environment where all members of the Lehigh community are protected from sexual assault, harassment, gender violence, dating/domestic violence, sexual exploitation and sexual misconduct. We encourage members of the campus community to familiarize themselves with this information, and to actively engage in collaborative efforts to recognize the warning signs of abuse, support survivors and take a stand against sexual assault.

1 in 5

The number of women who are targets of an attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students.

Source: Department of Justice Study, 2015

1 in 16

The number of men who are targets of an attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students.

Source: Department of Justice Study, 2015

90%

The percentage of reported cases where the victim of campus sexual assault knew his or her attacker.

Source: National Institute of Justice Report, 2008

<5%

The percentage of rapes or attempted rapes of college students reported to campus authorities or law enforcement.

Source: American Association of University Women

89%

The percentage of assaults that occur when the survivor is incapacitated due to alcohol.

Source: Department of Justice Study, 2007

 
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Download HawkWatch, A Personal Safety App

The HawkWatch personal safety app is the official mobile app from Lehigh University and is offered for free to all members of the campus community.