Prevent Sexual Assault on College Campuses and in the Military
A CALL TO MEN on Campus is the organization’s outreach to colleges and universities. A CALL TO MEN on Campus works with administrators, student leaders, the student body and the community at large to facilitate conversations and provide education on methods and strategies to prevent sexual assault, violence and discrimination on college campuses. It is ideal for Greek and fraternal organizations, student athletes, coaching staff, incoming freshman, non-traditional students, international students, women’s centers and faculty.
In 2015, the Association of American Universities released a survey finding more than 20 percent (1 in 5) of female undergraduates at prominent universities said they were victims of sexual assault and misconduct. The prevalence of rape culture and sexual assault on college campuses is one of the most frequently discussed and written about topics relating to higher education today. Title IX requires colleges and universities to provide students effective protection against discrimination based on sex, and A CALL TO MEN on Campus meets that requirement.
A CALL TO MEN on Campus has educated more than 100,000 students and 12,000 faculty members from hundreds of colleges and universities across the country. Through engaging and interactive lectures and workshops, A CALL TO MEN on Campus empowers students, particularly young men, to prevent sexual assault, violence and discrimination.
A CALL TO MEN’s outreach to military installations is modeled much the same way. With trainers who have military backgrounds, extensive military experience and specialize in military culture, A CALL TO MEN presents effective education and prevention strategies that address the unique, hyper masculine and intensely stressful environments typical to the military experience. The organization has reached more than 20 military bases and installations to date.
According to the Department of Defense, 20,300 members of the military (10,600+ men and 9,600+ women) were sexually assaulted in 2014, 90 percent of which were in a military setting, mostly by a higher-ranking service member who knew the victim. Further, 86 percent of victims did not report the crime.
The organization’s approach is grounded in the social ecological model, advocated by the Centers for Disease Control, as a framework for primary prevention of gender-based violence, and supports the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Goal 5: Gender Equality).