Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Reader/Committee Chair

Lizano, Erica


Campus sexual assault is a prominent social problem that has gained traction within recent years. It is prevalent among college students, with 26.1% women and 6.1% of men reporting experiencing an attempted or completed rape at some point during their college career (Graham et al., 2017). The purpose of this study is to help college students define and understand rape and consent to potentially lower sexual assault incidents. A quantitative research design was utilized with this research study. The study design used an online self-administered survey, with measures from established questionnaires and surveys. Towards the end of the survey, research applied sexual misconduct scenarios, to address student retention of sexual assault prevention knowledge. By making sexual assault an area of focus within social work practice, it would provide social work students with knowledgeable information on sexual assault prevention programs. Which they can use to educate and empower clients whom have been assaulted. Finding suggest, that there is no significant difference between undergraduate students participating in SA prevention program in being able to correctly identify consent and rape.

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Social Work Commons