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U.S. College Campus Danger

By Mindy Allan
Posted May 15, 2012 in Crime
Parents need to prepare their kids on the dangers of a college campus, especially their daughters!
Rape on college campuses has been a problem for a long time, many cases go unreported by colleges not wanting bad publicity. This may be one reason that rape on campuses has accelerated since 1999.
In 1999, an alarming report about "The Sexual Victimization of College Woman" was issued by the National Institute of Justice, along with the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
In a study involving 4,446 women who were attending two or four year colleges in 1996, showed 1 in 36 experienced a completed rape, or attempted rape in an academic year.
In 2006, CBS aired a report on the problem of sexual assault on college campuses, showing how some colleges are letting those who are guilty walk away, while the victim continues to suffer. Many victims choose not to report rape, because in many cases they are accused of wanting the sexual encounter.
2010 the Daily Beast’s second annual ranking of the most dangerous colleges in the U.S., we pored over the three most recent calendar years of campus security and crime data (2006-2008) compiled by the U.S. Department of Education, as well as the FBI and the Secret Service, in conjunction with the Clery Act, the federal mandate requiring all schools that receive federal funding to disclose crime information annually. The data reflect incidents reported to campus or local police, not convictions.
In 2011, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan wanted to kick off a nationwide campaign on sexual assault awareness choosing University of New Hampshire to start.
What is the true meaning of rape? Most people don't know the definition, thus committing acts upon people in many cases without understanding what they are doing. There are many myths, and facts about rape.
On May 1, 2012 the U.S. Department of Justice announced new details about its civil rights investigation into Missoula police, prosecutors and the University of Montana. Over the last three years, 80 alleged rapes have been reported, with at least 11 in an 18 month period involving University of Montana students in Missoula.
Fraternities should be the starting point in the awareness of the meaning of rape, since most rape cases reported on a college campus, seem to involve a member of a fraternity. One case in point, was that of a fraternities survey on 'If You Could Rape Someone, Who Would it Be?'
There are about 27,200,000 results on Google for "fraternity views on date rape" that question the integrity of many of them. It is the content of a mans character, and not his outer appearance that determines who he really is.
In an RT report it is pointed out the there was more concern about a Calvin Klein ad that was questionable, but during the same time mainstream news seemed to overlook the chants of a Yale fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon chanting in front of the women's center on campus "No means yes and Yes means anal!?"
This was not widely publicized possibly because Delta Kappa Epsilon is the fraternity of five of forty-four Presidents of the United States: Rutherford B. Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush. Vice President of the United States, Dan Quayle, became a DKE brother at DePauw University.
It time for change, and it will take people working together, spreading information, and help more people to understand that rape is like a virus, and it will take the will of the people to find a cure.