By: Dani Nispel, Program and Policy Intern
National Council of Women’s Organizations
What could happen on college campuses if Congress doesn’t pass the real VAWA?
When students and parents are looking at colleges and universities to consider, they will have no information about how safe that campus is. They’ll probably read about how many students have internships, the percentage of students who study abroad, and the average GPA of athletes. However, they won’t know how many sexual assaults and instances of dating violence or stalking take place on the campus each year. They won’t know what type of sexual assault or violence policies the institution has in place, and they won’t be able to know the disciplinary consequences of assaulting someone on that campus. There will be zero transparency.