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.Although dialogue and efforts to prevent and end campus sexual assault have been a longstanding priority for many in the higher education community, the national conversation surrounding this issue has recently risen to a crescendo.
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.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.In fact, many prevention methods for sexual assault, she said, are based on methods previously created for preventing domestic abuse. “When we’re talking about sexual assault, we’re basically talking about violence against women.And attempting to prevent that is a holistic approach that starts with sexual harassment and goes through sexual assault and even murder.