Editor, Daily Nexus,

The recent sexual assaults in Francisco Torres and Isla Vista are incredibly scary, life-changing events for the women involved. Unfortunately, sexual assaults are much more prevalent in our community than people realize. 98 percent of the sexual assaults in I.V. are perpetrated by someone that the victim knows. The relationship could range from someone that you pass every day in your dorm to your ex-boyfriend, but the bottom line is that a sexual assault usually comes from someone you thought you could trust.

I hope that the recent assaults will motivate everyone to think about what they can do to help eliminate sexual assault in our community. Make an effort to come to a workshop or join a student group. Students Stopping Rape is a group for men and women that meets Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Men Against Rape is a group for men that meets Thursdays at 6 p.m. And Take Back the Night meets Mondays at 5 p.m. All three groups meet in the Women’s Center and work towards educating the community and ending sexual assault.