15% of Women Report Being Raped at University of Texas

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At the University of Texas at Austin, 15 percent of undergraduate female students said they had been raped, says a new survey of 28,000 students’ experiences with stalking, harassment and sexual violence at 13 institutions in the UT system, the Wall Street Journal reports. The study was done by UT Austin’s Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “Unfortunately, higher education has too often fallen short when it comes to addressing the epidemic of sexual assault and misconduct on campus. That includes the University of Texas,” said UT system chancellor William McRaven.

A 2015 survey of 150,000 students at 27 schools sponsored by the Association of American Universities found that 23.1 percent of undergraduate women reported experiencing some form of nonconsensual sexual contact. About 11 percent said they had been raped. At the eight academic institutions in the UT survey, 72 percent of those who said they were victims of assault also said they didn’t tell anyone.

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