Sending Office: Honorable Debbie Dingell
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Not on the Radar: Sexual Assault of College Students with Disabilities

Monday, March 19, 2018
3:30 – 4:30 PM

Congressional Meeting Room North – CVC 268

Dear Colleague:

Congressional leaders have sought to better understand how colleges respond to, prevent, and support survivors of sexual assault, but research shows we are overlooking the most at-risk group: students with disabilities. Join the National Council on Disability
(NCD) as they present the findings and recommendations of their recently released report, “Not on the Radar: Sexual Assault of College Students with Disabilities,” which documents the inadequate sexual assault prevention efforts, policies, or procedures for
response and support for students with disabilities.

“Not on the Radar” explored the prevalence of sexual assault across 27 universities and 150,000 participants. The study revealed that 31.6 percent of female undergraduates with a disability, or roughly one in three, were victims of sexual assault during
their time in college. These statistics are alarming and unacceptable.

Every student deserves to learn and study in an environment that is safe and free from harassment and assault. Join us as we engage with a diverse panel to discuss the details of the report and the recently introduced “SECuRE Act” sponsored by Congresswoman
Debbie Dingell and Senators Hassan and Casey which implements many of NCD’s legislative solutions.


Dr. Wendy S. Harbour

NCD Council Member & Director of the Nat’l Center for College Students with Disabilities


Ana Torres-Davis

Attorney-Advisor for NCD


Anne Hedgepeth

Interim V.P. of Public Policy and Government Relations

American Association of University Women (AAUW)


The afternoon discussion is open to members of Congress, congressional staff, and interested members of the public. Light refreshments will be served. CART and sign-language interpreters will be provided.                                                 

For any questions, please contact Natalie Martinez (for Rep. Dingell) at 




Debbie Dingell

Member of Congress

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Civil Rights, Ethics and Standards, Judiciary

Related Event Information

Event Location: Congressional Meeting Room North – CVC 268
Event Start: 3/19/2018 3:30:00 PM
Event End: 3/19/2018 4:30:00 PM

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