- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A recent national study shows one in four female students at the University of Pennsylvania reported they have been victims of sexual assaults.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (https://bit.ly/1MnS5UT ) nearly 27 percent of female undergraduates said that they had been assaulted, including unwanted sexual touching, since they enrolled at the Ivy League school. Approximately 5 percent of male students reported the same.

Additionally, a majority of students said they didn’t know where to find help on campus if they or a friend were assaulted.

Penn President Amy Gutmann said the university needs to do more immediately to ensure all students are aware of the help offered to them.

The survey, conducted in April and May, included responses from 150,000 students attending 27 universities.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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