While more University of Missouri students said they are aware of services for victims of sexual assault, nearly one in four undergraduate women said they have experienced “nonconsensual sexual contact,” according to a survey released Tuesday.
About 20 percent of MU students responded to the survey administered in April and May.
MU was one of 33 Association of American Universities institutions to participate in the Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct. MU also participated in a similar survey in 2015.
MU students’ response rate to the survey was 20.4 percent. About 5,600 students participated in the survey out of the 27,445 enrolled students. Of those who participated in the survey, 3,720 were women and 1,890 were men.
According to the survey, 26.6 percent of undergraduate women said they experienced nonconsensual sexual contact since coming to MU, a decrease of less than 1 percent from the 2015 survey.