Date of Award

Spring 2019

Document Type

Thesis Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs

Committee Chairperson

Jason Wozniak, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Dana Morrison, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Jacqueline Hodes, Ed.D.

Committee Member

John Elmore, Ph.D.


This thesis will explore how institutions of higher education can provide greater confidential support and advocacy services to sexual assault victims as well as prevention education to students on campus. As mandated reporting procedures and juridical action have been adopted by institutions in response to this issue, practitioners have assumed the needs of students who have been victims of sexual assault. This paper will use intersectionality and feminist care ethics to critically analyze the need for confidential resources for victims as well as advanced intersectional prevention education for students on campus. I will define these terms and situate them within a historical context in order to understand what gave rise to the inadequate juridical and homogenous practices of supporting sexual assault survivors and administering prevention education on college campuses. As we recognize the implications of this issue, there will be a proposed intervention for higher education professionals. Lastly, proposed assessment and evaluation methods will be outlined.