During September and October (called the “red zone”), first and second year college students are especially at risk for sexual assault. This happens for a number of reasons. Often new college students haven’t had a lot of practice keeping themselves safe, and their judgements are often based on their peers. Further clouding their judgement are the influences of drugs and alcohol, which are more readily in a college environment.
While drugs and alcohol are no excuse for this to happen, it is very important to assist the victims in any way possible. Proper support and services can greatly help those who have suffered from sexual assault, allowing them to move on mentally. Should you see someone attempting to assault someone, stepping in and defending them could save them from having this happen to them.
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New College Students Especially At Risk For Sex Assaults – CBS Local