More than one-fourth of female undergraduates from a group of top universities reported that they experienced some kind of unwanted sexual contact since entering college, according to a recently released survey that was commissioned by the Association of American Universities*. The A.A.U. survey, which polled 150,000 students at 27 schools nationwide, revealed that 27.2 percent of responding students said they had been victims of varying degrees of sexual assault and harassment, from touching to rape. Many of these instances were reportedly carried out by incapacitation, most commonly due to alcohol or drugs, or by force.
Notably, nearly three-quarters of the victims said that they did not report the incident.
The time to speak up is now. Take a stand: Read and share the startling statistics below, and join the fight to end campus sexual assault.
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*AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct