University- and campus-based prevention of sexual and domestic violence: an XY collection

How can universities work to prevent sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, and other forms of violence on campus and among staff and students? In this XY collection, we have compiled key reports and guides for action. There is a rapidly growing scholarship on university-based violence prevention. Here however, we have concentrated on guides, manuals, and general discussions.

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American College Health Association (ACHA). (2016). ACHA Guidelines: Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence on College and University Campuses. Hanover, MD

Australian Human Rights Centre. (2017). On Safe Ground: Strengthening Australian university responses to sexual assault and harassment: A good practice guide for Australian universities. Sydney: Australian Human Rights Centre.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014). Preventing sexual violence on college campuses: Lessons from research and practice. Retrieved July 9 2014 from

DeGue, S. (2014). Preventing Sexual Violence on College Campuses: Lessons from Research and Practice. Prepared for the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, April 2014.

Dills, J., D. Fowler, and G. Payne. (2016). Sexual Violence on Campus: Strategies for Prevention. Atlanta,  GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Fenton, R. A., Mott, H. L., McCartan, K., & Rumney, P. N. S. (2016). A review of evidence for bystander intervention to prevent sexual and domestic violence in universities. (No. 2016011). London, UK: Public Health England.

Flood, M. (2017). Universities have a problem with sexual assault and harassment: Here’s how to fix it. The Conversation, August 1, 2017.

Osmer, Sarah. (ed.). (2016). A Safer Campus: A Guidebook and Resource on Prevention and Response to Sexual & Intimate Partner Violence & Stalking for Ohio Campuses. Second Edition. Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Domestic Violence Network.

TEQSA. (2020). Good Practice Note: Preventing and responding to sexual assault and sexual harassment in the Australian higher education sector. Melbourne: Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

Universities UK. (2016). Changing the Culture: Report of the Universities UK Taskforce examining violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting university students. Retrieved from London:…

White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. (2014). Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault. April.