‘Wake Up Call' Survey Shows Many Experience Sexual Assault But Few Report It at UT

AUSTIN — The University of Texas at Austin has released what officials are calling "the nation's most comprehensive study on sexual assaults ever conducted in higher education."The study's results, a portion of which were first reported Thursday by The Dallas Morning News, shows 15 percent of undergraduate female students surveyed said they had been raped and 13 percent of graduate or professional women on campus had experienced "crude sexual harassment perpetrated by a staff or faculty member."UT Austin President Greg Fenves called the survey "a wake up call" and "a tremendous concern."This survey reveals a problem in our university, as well as society, that has existed in the shadows for too long," Fenves said. "Sexual misconduct will not be tolerated."The 95-page report goes into painstaking detail about the kinds of assault that occurs, location of the assault, victims and perpetrators.   Continue reading...

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