ERIC Number: ED267667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Campus Gang Rape: Party Games?
Ehrhart, Julie K.; Sandler, Bernice R.
The phenomenon of gang rape as it sometimes occurs on college campuses is described, with attention to causes, impacts on the victim and other students, responses the college should take, and prevention. Consideration is given to the role of alcohol, drugs, and pornography in fraternity gang rape; successful model programs for rape prevention activities; and practical recommendations for policies and procedures to deal with fraternity gang rape. The recommended actions can be taken prior to or after acquaintance gang rape is reported. The recommendations cover: institutional responsibility to the victim, the investigation of criminal conduct, disciplinary procedures for individuals, disciplinary procedures for the fraternity, legal responsibilities of the college, and publicity. Suggestions for prevention, which are useful in dealing with stranger rape and date rape as well, address: official policy statements; raising awareness of gang rape issues through programs for students; involving men more fully in rape awareness programs; involving faculty, administrators, and staff; data collection; using the media; campus social life; security; and community relations. Myths and realities about rape and results of a Ms. Magazine study are summarized. A resource list covers publications, videotapes, and organizations. (SW)
Descriptors: Aggression, College Role, College Students, Crime Prevention, Discipline, Drinking, Drug Use, Females, Fraternities, Higher Education, Intervention, Legal Responsibility, Males, Policy Formation, Pornography, Rape, School Responsibility, School Security, Sexuality, Social Life, Victims of Crime
Association of American Colleges, Project on the Status and Education of Women, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 ($3.00, prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.
Note: Also sponsored in part by a grant from the Sophia Fund.