The Topic I chose to teach was “Sexual Assault on College Campuses.” I decided to teach this topic because of the four years I've been on the SUNY Cortland campus; this year's numbers were at an all-time high just at the beginning of the semester. I wanted to teach my students about what is sexual assault, what is consent, how to report sexual assault at SUNY Cortland, and how to talk to survivors of sexual assault. According to the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), The term sexual assault refers to sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim. Some forms of sexual assault include Attempted rape, Fondling or unwanted sexual touching, Forcing a victim to perform sexual acts, such as oral sex or penetrating the perpetrator’s body, Penetration of the victim’s body, also known as rape (“Sexual Assault”). Many students don't know the true definition of what sexual assault is and the many forms of sexual assault there can be. It is important to educate young students about the multiple dangers of sexual assault. After sexual assault happens to a victim, many don't know where or how to report an incident. Therefore, I educated my students on all the resources available on and off the SUNY Cortland campus. Some resources include The University Police Department, Title IX Coordinator, Student Affairs, and Student Conduct Office (“Interpersonal Violence Awareness”). My goal for this lesson was to educate students about the many forms of sexual assault and how to report an incident that might happen to them or someone they know.
College experience, student life, COR 101, sexual assault