GREENSBORO, N.C. — Students marched through UNCG’s campus Wednesday night to speak out against the high number of rapes and sexual assaults on college campus nationwide.
National studies estimate 1 in 4 women will be raped or sexually assaulted during the first couple of weeks of college.
“Four of my suitemates were raped in the first 12 days,” recalls Jenn Hamilton during her years as an undergrad student at North Carolina State.
Hamilton now serves as the sexual violence campus advocate at UNCG.
“Getting out here early, letting everybody know that this is an issue that affects every campus… let them know what resources are available to them if it does happen is real important,” she said.
After the march, many victims shared their stories, including men who said they were sexually assaulted.
“It’s something that has no place in our society,” said Dylan Holien, who attended the march with several of his fraternity brothers. “Prevention starts with a conversation.”