Campus Sexual Misconduct

Campus sexual misconduct is defined as any nonconsensual 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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Students’ Experiences of Campus Sexual Misconduct

Web and Media Articles:

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

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

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

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

Web and Media Articles:

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.

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

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

Academic Studies:

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

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.