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Safe Campuses

An estimated 20 percent of college women experience sexual assault or misconduct before they graduate.

The Global Women's Insitute (GWI) is committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for all students, faculty and staff on college campuses nationwide. By partnering with leading institutions across the country that are striving to take proactive measures and by bringing expert research and knowledge of best interventions, GWI is helping to create campus climates that are free from sex discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence. 

Non-traditional colleges, including commuter and two-year colleges, and institutions that traditionally serve minorities have unique needs in implementing programs to create safe campus. Similarly, underserved communities within universities such as minorities, persons with disabilities and LGBTQ+ persons also require tailored interventions. Using research to develop best practices, GWI is striving to address these needs.