Campus sexual misconduct is defined as any non-consensual action of a sexual nature taking place in college and university settings (this could be on campus or off campus). Some examples include but are not limited to sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, and sexual voyeurism. 

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Campus Sexual Misconduct in Singapore

Web and Media Articles

AWARE. 2021. Sexual Harassment at Institutes of Higher Learning: A Policy Wishlist from the Community.

Chen, Heather. 2021. “Singapore Unis Stopped COVID. Students Say the Real Epidemic Is Sex Abuse.” VICE, January 22.

Lim, Corinna. 2019. “Commentary: Here’s what zero tolerance towards sexual misconduct looks like.” Channel News Asia, April 24.

Low, Zoey. 2021. “71 sexual misconduct complaints involving students in past 5 years: NUS.” Channel News Asia, January 6.

Seet, Heather. 2020. “Commentary: The education I wished I had when a senior at university touched me.” Channel News Asia, November 18.

Seneviratne, Kalinga. 2020. “Are universities closing ranks on sexual harassment?” University World News, November 28. 

Sim, Fann. 2019. “56 cases of sexual misconduct by university students in past 3 years: Ong Ye Kung.” Channel News Asia, May 6. 

Tan, Jing Min. 2020. “To Address Rape Culture, Schools Need To Confront Toxic Masculinity.” Rice Media, December 2. 

Teng, Amelia, and Jean Lau. 2020. “Majority taking precautions to avoid sexual harassment on NUS, NTU campuses: Poll.” The Straits Times, November 1.

Academic Studies

Vitis, Laura, Laura Naegler, and Ahmad Salehin. 2021. “‘This is not a case of gender inequality. This is a case of injustice’: Perceptions of online resistance to camera sexual voyeurism.”  Crime Media Culture. Advance online publication.

Student’s Experience of Campus Sexual Misconduct

Web and Media Articles

Gurer, Filiz. 2021. “Research by University of Bristol Students’ Union reveals half of respondents have experienced sexual harassment.” The Bristol Cable, October 20.

Academic Studies

DeKeseredy, Walter S., Amanda Hall-Sanchez, James Nolan, and Martin D. Schwartz. 2017. “A campus LGBTQ community’s sexual violence and stalking experiences: The contribution of pro-abuse peer support.”  Journal of Gender-Based Violence 1 (2):169-185.

DeKeseredy, Walter S., Martin D. Schwartz, James Nolan, Nicholas Mastron, and Amanda Hall-Sanchez. 2019. “Polyvictimization and the Continuum of Sexual Abuse at a College Campus: Does Negative Peer Support Increase the Likelihood of Multiple Victimizations?”  The British Journal of Criminology 59 (2):276-295.

Huerta, Marisela, Lilia M. Cortina, Joyce S. Pang, Cynthia M. Torges, and Vicki J Magley. 2006. “Sex and Power in the Academy: Modelling Sexual Harassment in the Lives of College Women.”  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 32 (5):616-628.

Kearney, Lisa K., and Lucia Albino Gilbert. 2012. “The Role of Ethnicity in Mexican American and Non-Hispanic White Students’ Experience of Sexual Harassment.”  Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 34 (4):507-524.

Mellins, Claude A., Kate Walsh, Aaron L. Sarvet, Melanie Wall, Louisa Gilbert, John S. Santelli, Martie Thompson, Patrick A. Wilson, Shamus Khan, Stephanie Benson, Karimata Bah, Kathy A. Kaufman, Leigh Reardon, and Jennifer S. Hirsch. 2017. “Sexual assault incidents among college undergraduates: Prevalence and factors associated with risk.”  PlOS One 12 (11).

Mohipp, Charmaine, and Charlene Y. Senn. 2008. “Graduate Students’ Perceptions of Contrapower Sexual Harassment.”  Journal of Interpersonal Violence 23 (9):1258-1276.

Silverschanz, Perry, Lilia M. Cortina, and Julie Konik. 2008. “Slurs, Snubs, and Queer Jokes: Incidence and Impact of Heterosexist Harassment in Academia.”  Sex Roles 58 (3):179-191.

Faculty’s Experiences of Sexual Harassment

Web and Media Articles

Flaherty, Colleen. 2018. “When Students Harass Professors.” Insider Higher Ed, March 5. 

Academic Studies

Lampman, Claudia, Alissa Phelps, Samantha Bancroft, and Melissa Beneke. 2009. “Contrapower Harassment in Academia: A Survey of Faculty Experience with Student Incivility, Bullying, and Sexual Attention.”  Sex Roles 60:331-346.

Response to and Prevention of Campus Sexual Misconduct

Watch Harriet’s Oxford Story here.

“Degrees of Abuse” is an investigation by Al Jazeera on how British universities deal with sexual harassment. Read about it here.

Web and Media Articles

Branigin, Anne. 2021. “The ‘red zone’ is the most dangerous time of year for campus sexual assault. Here’s what you need to know.” The Lily, September.

Davies, Deborah, and Al Jazeera Investigative Unit. 2021. “Oxford professors abused position with sexist and drunken conduct.” Al Jazeera, October 19.

Fischer, Ava. 2021. “Opinion | Introducing ‘A Campus Crisis: The Epidemic of Sexual Violence’.” The Crimson White, June 16.

Academic Studies

Anitha, Sundari, and Ruth Lewis, eds. 2018. Gender Based Violence in University Communities: Policy, Prevention and Educational Initiatives. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Moylan, Carrie A., Melanie L. Carlson, Rebecca Campbell, and Tana Fedewa. 2021. “‘It’s Hard to Show Empathy in a Text’: Developing a Web-based Sexual Assault Hotline in a College Setting.”  Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/08862605211025036.

Patel, Unnati, and Ronald Roesch. 2018. “Campus sexual assault: Examination of policy and research.”  Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research 10 (2):103-111.

Graham, Laurie M., Annelise Mennicke, Cynthia F. Rizo, Leila Wood, and Cecilia W. Mengo. 2019. “Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response on College and University Campuses: Opportunities for Faculty Leadership.”  Journal of Family Violence 34 (3):189-198.