Sexual assault is an issue of significant concern on college campuses across the country, including Dartmouth College. Here at Dartmouth we seek to cultivate and support a community of sexual respect and safety, and offer a variety of programs across campus that educate our campus community about relationship and sexual violence. This website provides information and resources specific to sexual assault as well as helpful strategies to support your friend, partner, student, or any victim/survivor of intimate partner or sexual violence.
In June of 1980, the Board of Trustees endorsed the following "Principle of Community" for Dartmouth College:
The life and work of a Dartmouth student should be based on integrity, responsibility and consideration. In all activities each student is expected to be sensitive to and respectful of the rights and interests of others and to be personally honest. He or she should be appreciative of the diversity of the community as providing an opportunity for learning and moral growth.
This statement provides a basis for interaction between and among all members of the College, and each of us is expected to be mindful of it in pursuing our own interests as members of this community.
To appropriately address sexual abuse prevention and response at Dartmouth, the following initiatives were developed:
For a list of current initiatives at Dartmouth College to address sexual violence click HERE
Students, faculty and staff within the Dartmouth community continue to work together to address the critical issues around ending sexual violence at Dartmouth by researching, developing, and implementing additional evidence-based initiatives. Some initiatives still in the works include the Dartmouth Bystander Initiative (DBI) and increased programmatic support for the Sexual Assault Awareness Program (SAAP), Sexual Assault Peer Advisors (SAPAs) and Mentors Against Violence (MAVs). The campus community will be apprised of these projects and other updates via email and this website.
We thank the College of William & Mary, their Sexual Assault Education Program and Sexual Assault Services Office for permission to reproduce some of the content used on this site.
Last Updated: 3/3/14