A protest against campus sexual assault at Brown University in 2015. (Amy Anthony/AP)

Amid rising concern about the prevalence of rape at colleges nationwide, a Washington-based digital education company has founded an initiative to expand its sexual-assault-prevention programs to 1,300 campuses and higher education institutions.

EverFi, an education technology company whose investors include Amazon.com’s Jeffrey P. Bezos (who also owns The Washington Post), Google’s Eric Schmidt and Twitter’s Evan Williams, announced Thursday the acquisition of LawRoom for an undisclosed amount to form one of the largest online learning platforms in the country.

The Campus Prevention Network, a joint effort by EverFi and LawRoom subsidiary CampusClarity, will provide online informational training programs on sexual violence prevention, consent and bystander intervention to 5 million students, faculty and staff beginning this fall on campuses including Georgetown University, Princeton University, Stanford University, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech.

In all, the expanded company will provide 3,300 businesses, colleges and Greek organizations with educational programs that will also include alcohol-abuse prevention and personal finance best practices.

“Whether for a student on a college campus or an employee in a corporation, innovative and proven digital education can help shape how we engage learners to prevent sexual violence and harassment,” EverFi chief executive Tom Davidson said in a statement. “We now have an opportunity to welcome every campus and employer into our magnified network and truly tackle these issues at scale.”

EverFi’s sexual-assault-prevention module, known as Haven, provides students with an interactive learning environment to follow realistic scenarios to determine possible “red flags” in behavior.

The emphasis is on alerting people to problematic behavior before assault occurs, rather than on how to prosecute and punish assault and treat victims after the violence happens.

“Everybody has been focused on the response side of campus sexual assault,” said Tammy Wincup, the chief operating officer for EverFi. “We are giving magnitude and scale to the prevention side.”

Wincup described the prominence of sexual assault on college campuses as a “national tragedy” and said that EverFi aims to provide students with training to prevent future attacks.

“We know it’s happening, and we’ve given voice to it. But we have to actually give bystanders and the rest of the students, faculty and staff true education about how to think about this and how to talk about this,” Wincup said.

Such “taboo topics,” she said, “needed a national, scalable, approach.”