Document Type

Conceptual Paper

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Erika Walker-Cash


Sexual assault on college campuses is a global problem that results in emotional trauma of the victim. This research problem was explored by conducting a systematic review and focused specifically on the efficaciousness of gender-specific sexual assault education programs implemented within college and university settings. The literature review revealed that while gender-specific sexual assault programs have been developed to address this phenomenon, few are used. Furthermore, the vast majority of gender specific sexual assault programs were more efficacious when they implemented the bystander approach. To give meaning to this problem the researcher explored the phenomenon through the theoretical lens of the Afrocentric perspective, Feminist Perspective, and Social-Ecological Model.