The Silent Victims: Campus Rapes Going Unreported

Institutional, personal barriers involved as rapes on campus go unreported


Orientation is a time colleges use to talk to students, and in some cases parents, about sexual assaults, alcohol and other pressures in college life. Clark University has a program called "When a kiss is not just a kiss."

The campus police in the city are trained and very professional, Lt. O'Connor said. Even if a victim does not want to take a case to court, there has to be a more uniform policy throughout the campuses that involves Worcester police and also the district attorney's office, he said.

"My hope is there is some sort of uniform policy," he said.