Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Human Development & Family Science


Human Development & Family Science


Many college students may experience intimate partner violence (IPV), which is a public health concern for the community. Recent data has shown, 14 percent of women and nine percent of men aged 18-to-24 years old experienced intimate partner violence victimization, including physical violence, rape, and stalking, in the prior 12-month period (Seon, 2021). Without intervention, IPV during college can lead to depression, low academic performance, substance abuse, higher risk of dropping out, and, potentially, death (Seon, 2021). Learning the warning signs of IPV victimization, ways to combat toxic masculinity, and identifying one way to support a victim of IPV one on one will reduce negative impacts of IPV among college students. To increase awareness of IPV among college students, I created a one-hour lesson for students at CSUMB.