Sexual violence (SV) is a significant problem in the United States. SV refers to sexual activity when consent is not obtained or not given freely. Anyone can experience SV, but most victims are female. The person responsible for the violence is typically male and usually someone known to the victim. The person can be, but is not limited to, a friend, intimate partner, coworker, neighbor, or family member.
Sexual Violence on Campus: Strategies for Prevention describes CDC’s framework for preventing sexual violence on college and university campuses. The framework outlines the five components needed for prevention efforts to have greater impact on the reduction and prevention of sexual violence on campus.