The Panhellenic Council recognizes that sexual assault has greatly impacted our community in the past and in the present, and we understand that we need to confront this issue. While we understand there are still many women who have not spoken up about their trauma, we must not discredit anyone who has suffered. We as a Panhellenic community MUST do better to support each other no matter what circumstances and condemn any acts of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, stalking, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or sexual violence. To our 12 chapters, we must protect and listen to the women in our community; we are all sisters.
The Panhellenic Executive Board has identified the need to find ways to both help and unify those affected by this matter. We as a board want you to know that we are here for you and we believe you. We will be working on ways to address this issue at a greater extent in the future with our council as well as others in the Greek Community. If you want to add to the conversation, please leave a comment in our virtual suggestion box.
Unfortunately, women in College, especially those in Greek Life are faced with heightened statistics regarding sexual assault. The Panhellenic Executive Board wants to be honest about these statistics and work towards making UCF and Panhellenic life safe for women in our community.
1 in 5 women experience sexual assault while at college
Sorority women are four times more likely to be victims
of sexual violence than women who are not in sororities
More than 90% of sexual assault victims on college
campuses do not report the assault
More than half (51.1%) of female victims of r*pe reported being r*ped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance
Victim Services: https://victimservices.ucf.edu/
Student Health Services: https://studenthealth.ucf.edu/
Let’s Be Clear: https://letsbeclear.ucf.edu/
Student Legal Services: https://sls.sdes.ucf.edu/
OMBUDS Office: https://www.ombuds.ucf.edu/
Student Cares Services: https://scs.sdes.ucf.edu/
Personnel: Professors, UCF Staff, RA’s and Housing Staff