In October, Cecilia Lam, a San Francisco State University student and advocate for the prevention of domestic violence, was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend.
Last month, Diamoney Greene, a student at the University of South Carolina, was killed by her boyfriend. While not currently at the forefront of a national conversation, domestic violence remains as prevalent an issue among college students as sexual assault.
Of college students who have been sexually assaulted, 35 percent of them were assaulted while on a date.While men are also victims of dating violence, the majority of victims are women, making a lack of proper prevention methods for partner violence a violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.According to the Justice Department, women are eight times more likely than men to be victimized by a partner.When we talk about these things, we have to talk about them on this continuum." Maatz admitted, however, that domestic violence is often less discussed than sexual assault on college campuses, even as more and more colleges are wrestling with how to prevent violence against women. Department of Education published its final rules to implement changes to the Clery Act under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.
“It would be fair to say that we don’t really hear as much about domestic violence, but there are really proactive steps being taken now to address that oversight,” she said. The new regulation now requires colleges to compile statistics not only for cases of sexual assault, but also for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.
There has to be some price to pay." (Note: This article has been changed from a previous version to correct an erroneous reference from another news organization about Greene's alleged killer being a student at South Carolina.