Finished my training to serve on hearing panels in Title IX cases at EKU today. In a perfect world, I’d never be called to perform this duty. However, if the need arises, I hope to offer sound judgment, compassion, and fairness in all cases.
Here are some facts about Title IX that a lot of people do not consider. Source Know Your IX.
- Approximately 19% of women will be sexually assaulted during their time at college. (Study published in 2007)
- The majority of undetected college rapists are likely serial perpetrators, committing an average of 6 rapes each. (2002)
- More than 57% of college students who report experiencing dating violence report experiencing it while in college. (2011)
- For every 100 rapes committed, approximately two rapists will ever serve a day in prison. (2012)
- Gay and bisexual men are over ten times more likely to experience sexual assault than heterosexual men. (2005)
- Individuals who identify as disabled are three times more likely to experience sexual violence than persons who do not identify as disabled. Individuals who have multiple disabilities experience even higher rates of violence. (2014)
Travis L. Martin, PhD, is founding director of the Kentucky Center for Veterans Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. He has established several nationally recognized programs to support returning veterans in higher education and the non-profit sector. A scholar of American literature, psychoanalytic trauma theory, and social theory, Dr. Martin presents frequently at conferences and universities. He has published dozens of research articles and creative short works on veterans’ issues. A former sergeant in the U.S. Army, he served during two deployments in the Iraq War (2003-04 & 2005). His book War and Homecoming: Veteran Identity and the Post-9/11 Generation is slated for publication with the University Press of Kentucky in 2022. He resides in Richmond, KY.