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Survey: Almost 1 In 4 Undergraduate Women Report Sexual Assault On Campus

Sexual assault was only slightly less prevalent at two Texas campuses compared to the national average.

Almost one in four undergraduate women say they were a victim of sexual assault or misconduct, according to a new survey that reveals how extensive sexual violence is on college campuses.

The Association of American Universities polled more than $150,000 students at 27 colleges. It’s one of the largest studies ever done on college sexual violence.

Sexual assault was only slightly less prevalent at two Texas campuses compared to the national average.

At Texas A&M, 15 percent of undergraduate women said they were victims of non-consensual sex because they were forced or because they were incapacitated and not able to consent.

The number is higher at the University of Texas at Austin at 19 percent.

Men on campus also experienced sexual assault, but at much lower rates with 5.4 percent at UT-Austin and 4 percent at Texas A&M.

 

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Laura Isensee

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Laura Isensee covers education for Houston Public Media, including K-12 and higher education. Previously, she was a staff reporter at The Miami Herald and contributed to South Florida’s NPR affiliate. Her work has also appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Reuters and Clarín in Argentina. Laura has won awards for...

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