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How often is sexual assault happening at MU?

On Monday the results of a survey on sexual assault and misconduct were released by the University of Missouri.

The University of Missouri was one of 27 Association of American Universities that participated in the “2015 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct.”

Results show 30.8% of senior women have been victims of nonconsensual sexual contact involving force or incapacitation, that means anything from unwanted kissing to sexual assault, since enrolling at MU.

Ellen Eardley, MU’s Title IX administrator says this shows the University still has work to do.

MU Provost Garnett Stokes says, “The “The fact that an estimated 30.8 percent of our senior female students say that since they entered MU, they have been victims of some kind of unwanted sexual conduct is very disturbing to me, as I’m sure these results are to every administrator of every institution participating in the survey.”

MU is in the process of putting together a task force to use this information to further examine, clarify and elaborate as well as identify opportunities for improved interventions, services and prevention efforts.

The survey was sent out last April and 15.7% of students actually filled it out. The results also show that an estimated 21.2% of female victims who experienced penetration by force did report a sexual assault to MU officials. It also says 64.7% of MU students think it is likely that their report would be taken seriously by campus officials.

To view the full survey results:

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