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Over 20% of Female Undergraduates are Sexually Assaulted, Survey Reports

  • Prevalence of sexual assault was highest among TGQN undergraduates, with 24% of students reporting incidents on the survey. Sixteen percent of TGQN graduate students said they’d been assaulted.
  • Twenty-three percent of undergraduate women and 9% of female graduate students said they had been assaulted.
  • Among the undergraduate women, 19% said they’d been sexually assaulted (either penetration or unwanted touching or kissing) by force. Twelve percent said the assault had occurred while they were incapacitated.
  • Men reported lower rates of assault – 5% for undergraduates and 2% for graduate students.
  • At 13%, Cal. Tech had the lowest rate of assaults among undergraduate women.
  • The University of Southern California and the University of Michigan had the highest rates at 30% each.
  • Only 25% of those who experienced forced penetration or attempted penetration reported the incident to authorities. For those who’d experienced forced sexual touching or kissing, the rate was 7%.

The complete survey may be accessed here.


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Resources

The Washington Post

Anderson, Nick; Susan Svrluga and Scott Clement

“Survey: More than 1 in 5 female undergrads at top schools suffer sexual attacks”

(September 21, 2015)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/survey-more-than-1-in-5-female-undergrads-at-top-schools-suffer-sexual-attacks/2015/09/19/c6c80be2-5e29-11e5-b38e-06883aacba64_story.html

“Sexual assault at major universities”

(Graphic. September 21, 2015)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/sexual-assault-at-major-universities/2015/09/20/6ba835de-6004-11e5-8e9e-dce8a2a2a679_graphic.html

Westat via The Washington Post

Cantor, David, et al.

“Report on the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct”

(September 21, 2015)

http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/local/association-of-american-universities-campus-survey-on-sexual-assault-and-sexual-misconduct/1747/

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