Concerned About Rape Education Week

A week to raise awareness about sexual assault, rape, and intimate partner violence

Though matters of rape and sexual assault are issues that college students face throughout the year, the WC holds Concerned About Rape Education (CARE) Week during the spring semester of every year. Programming for the week focuses on raising awareness about sexual assault and intimate partner violence on and off campus.

Programs aim to educate students and provide resources about the following:

  • The prevalence of sexual assault and rape on college campuses
  • The definition of consent
  • Ways to recognize and navigate unhealthy relationships
  • How to help a friend who survived a sexual assault
  • Deconstructing the stigma associated with survivors of sexual assault
  • How to be a proactive bystander

Throughout the week, students are informed about the on-campus resources available to them from SANet (Sexual Assault Network), Boston College Police Department, University Counseling Services, University Health Services, and the Women’s Center.

Care Week