Diversity & Title IX
Sexual assault and harassment can affect anyone, regardless of their identity or background. Unfortunately, intersecting minority identities can increase the sexual vulnerability of students. The TCNJ Title IX office understands that identity can make it more challenging to report sexual assault and to seek help, and so we’ve provided a comprehensive list of resources for students coming from every walk of life.
Individuals of Color
An activist organization of radical feminist women of color working to end violence against women of color.
NAPIESV is a national organization established by Asian and Pacific Islander anti-sexual assault advocates to give voice to the experiences of Asian and Pacific Islander women and girls who are victims of sexual assault.
BWB works to place Black women and girls’ lives as well as their particular struggles squarely within the context of the larger racial justice concerns of Black communities and are committed to building movements where gender matters in broader social justice organizing so that all members of our communities gain social, political and economic equity.
SCESA was established for Women of Color across the country engaged in the Anti-Sexual Assault Movement. We were founded in sisterhood and flourish through community as we continue to address multiple layers of discrimination faced by Women of Color and Communities of Color.
IDVAAC is an organization focused on the unique circumstances of African Americans as they face issues related to domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder maltreatment, and community violence.
New Jersey-based (New Brunswick) organization that works to end violence against South Asian women (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka).
Mending the Sacred Hoop works from a social change perspective to end violence against Native women and children while restoring the safety, sovereignty, and sacredness of Native women.
Saheli’s mission is to empower South Asian women and their families to live safe and healthy lives.
NIWRC is a Native nonprofit organization that was created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women.
Provides resources for those researching violence against LGBT communities and those experiencing it.
Provides extensive resources, including victim information, safe dating tips, and legal services to the LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities of NY. Also offers a 24 hour hotline available in English and Spanish.
Resource provided in English and Spanish for females specifically in the lesbian, bisexual, and trans communities. Addresses battering within these communities as well as providing resources to victims and survivors of violence.
This website is devoted to advocating for trans and intersex victims and survivors of violence, including the “Guide to Intersex and Trans Terminologies” and information regarding violence against these communities.
This pledge is a personal commitment to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault. It is a promise not to be a bystander to the problem, but to be a part of the solution.
From the Counseling and Mental Health Center at the University of Texas at Austin, provides a wide range of information for male survivors of sexual assault.
Mobilizes male youth to prevent men’s violence against women by challenging harmful aspects of traditional masculinity, valuing alternative visions of male strength, and embracing their vital role as allies with women and girls in fostering healthy relationships and gender equity.
Working in over fifty-five different countries, the White Ribbon Campaign is the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women. Campaigns are led by both men and women, even though the focus is on educating men and boys.
One in Four, Inc. (previously NO MORE) is dedicated to prevent rape by the thoughtful application of theory and research to rape prevention programming. One in Four provides presentations, training, and technical assistance to men and women, with a focus on all-male programming targeted toward colleges, high schools, the military, and local community organizations.
5 tips for the religious survivor, provided by Know Your IX.
FaithTrust Institute is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence.
For Survivors of Exploitation by Trusted Helping Professionals.
AdvocateWeb is a nonprofit organization providing information and resources to promote awareness and understanding of the issues involved in the exploitation of persons by trusted helping professionals. They are attempting to be a helpful resource for victims/ survivors, their family and friends, the general public, and for victim advocates and professionals.
This toolkit is for groups within Muslim communities (i.e., women’s groups, study groups, social groups, etc.) and any other individuals of faith who are passionate about ending sexual exploitation.
JSafe’s mission is “to create an environment in which every institution and organization across the entire spectrum of the Jewish community conducts itself responsibly and effectively in addressing the wrongs of domestic violence, child abuse, and professional improprieties, whenever and by whomever they are perpetrated.” The group’s main thrusts are education, information, and action.
PADVN welcomes those who promote non-violence in all relationships. This network provides advocacy and resources for the prevention of and healing from societal and domestic violence.
The Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) is the voice of all military women – past, present and future. They are a member-driven community network advocating for the individual and collective needs of service women.
A guide for civilian advocates focused on sexual violence in the military.
Provided by Office of Justice Programs.
The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center, AODVC, works with abused Americans in foreign countries to provide domestic violence and child abuse advocacy, resources and tools so that they can navigate the complicated jurisdictional, legal and social international landscapes, to be able to live their lives free of abuse either in the foreign country or back in the United States.
Provides sexual assault prevention & response regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or location worldwide. No matter where you are in the world.
The State Department is committed to assisting U.S. citizens who become victims of crime while abroad. They help overseas through consular officers, agents, and staff work with crime victims and help them with the local police and medical systems, and domestically through their office of Overseas Citizens Services will stay in touch with family members in the United States, and help provide U.S.-based resources for the victim when possible.
This collection addresses some of the problems faced by immigrant women survivors of sexual violence in the United States. Additionally, this collection provides resources and tools for immigrant women and service providers who assist them, such as advocates, lawyers, and medical professionals.
LoveisRespect’s purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. Because of the complex barriers and challenges that immigrant teens and 20-somethings face, it often makes reporting dating abuse that much more difficult. LoveisRepect provides tips to help.
Individuals with Disabilities
The mission of the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities, also know as CROWD, is to promote, develop, and disseminate information to improve the health and expand the life choices of women with disabilities.
Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services empowers Deaf and DeafBlind survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment to transform their lives, while striving to change the beliefs and behaviors that foster and perpetuate violence. They provide comprehensive services to individuals and families, community education, and advocacy on systems and policy issues.
Our mission at DeafHope is to end domestic and sexual violence in Deaf communities through empowerment, education and services.
- Know Your Rights: Pregnant or Parenting? Title IX Protects You From Discrimination At School
- Supporting the Academic Success of pregnant and Parenting Students
- National Women’s Law Center – Pregnant and Parenting Students’ Rights: FAQ for College and Graduate Students
- Sexual Assault and Pregnancy – Nurturing the Survivor
- Breastfeed as a Rape or Sexual Abuse Survivor
- Coerced Pregnancy and Partner Rape and Pregnancy Resources
- 7 Ways Sexual Trauma Can Affect Someone During Pregnancy
- About Partner Abuse During Pregnancy
- Pregnant Survivors
More information on pregnant and parenting students here.
- Federal Campus Sexual Assault Victims Bill of Rights
- National Justice Hotline for Survivors
Take Back The Night Foundation established the first-ever national hotline for sexual assault and harassment victims seeking justice.
Hotline Number – 567-SHATTER
This is a national legal hotline for ALL victims of sexual harassment, assault and rape to learn about their legal options. Take Back The Night Foundation has partnered with a victim advocacy law firm to provide 24-7 staffing of the hotline. The intake call staff has trauma-informed training to best support victims when they call. Many of the attorneys supporting this effort are survivors themselves adding to their personal passion to make this resource nationally available at no cost to survivors.