Fifteen percent of female students at the University of Texas say they were raped

Madison Rexroat

According to the University of Texas system’s CLASE survey regarding sexual assault, nearly 15 percent of female students at the various UT campuses say they were raped while enrolled at the school. “Rape” in the survey included “force, threat of force, incapacitation or other forms of coercion such as lies and verbal pressure.”

Along with that 15 percent, 28 percent of undergraduate women expressed that they had been victims of unwanted sexual touching while at school. The survey was open to all students, but the majority of victims, 58 percent, were female.

The school will conduct a second survey in two years and administration leaders at the college have expressed their commitment to improving the climate surrounding sexual assault on their campuses. 

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