A new survey of college students conducted by the Association of American Universities (AAU) places a spotlight on the troublingly high incidences of sexual assault occuring on college campuses. This is one of the largest ever surveys focusing on sexual assault and sexual misconduct. More than 150,000 students, from 27 universities, participated.
Among female college students, 23 percent said they experienced some form of unwanted sexual contact. This includes instances of nonconsensual kissing, touching, and rape, carried out by force or threat of force, or while said female students were incapacitated because of alcohol and drugs. To see commentary on this study, read this CNN piece and, to learn more about how those on college campuses are taking action, read this New York Times piece on how resident advisers at the University of Michigan are trained to handle sexual misconduct.