- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

A quarter of undergraduate women surveyed at more than two dozen universities say they experienced unwanted sexual contact sometime during college, according to a report released Monday. The Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey was sent to nearly 780,000 students at the association’s member colleges, plus one additional university, including Ohio State University in Columbus and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. About 150,000 participated in the online questionnaire. Some of the findings for Ohio State and Case Western:

Undergraduate women reporting nonconsensual penetration or sexual touching by physical force or incapacitation:

AAU survey: 23.1 percent.

Case Western: 20 percent.

Ohio State: 24 percent.

Undergraduate women reporting sexual harassment:

AAU survey: 61.9 percent.

Case Western: 64.4 percent.

Ohio State: 60.8 percent.

Undergraduate women reporting intimate partner violence, such as control, threats or physical force:

AAU survey: 12.8 percent.

Case Western: 12.9 percent.

Ohio State: 14.1 percent.

Undergraduate women reporting forced penetration who had some prior acquaintance with each of their attackers:

AAU survey: 69.8 percent.

Case Western: 52.5 percent.

Ohio State: 69.6 percent.

Undergraduate men experiencing nonconsensual penetration or sexual touching by physical force or incapacitation:

AAU survey: 5.4 percent.

Case Western: 5.9 percent.

Ohio State: 5.3 percent.

Students who believed it was very or extremely likely those reporting incidents of sexual assault and sexual misconduct would be protected by university officials:

AAU survey: 56.5 percent.

Case Western: 59.5 percent.

Ohio State: 55.3 percent.

Students who believed that it was very or extremely likely that a report of sexual assault or sexual misconduct would be taken seriously by campus officials:

AAU survey: 63.3 percent.

Case Western: 68.1 percent.

Ohio State: 63.6 percent.

Source: AAU survey, Ohio State, Case Western Reserve University.


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