UT SUR­VEY DE­TAILS CAM­PUS SEX AS­SAULTS

Fenves says re­sults are ‘wake-up call,’ urges re­port­ing of in­ci­dents.

Austin American-Statesman - - FRONT PAGE - By Bri­anna Stone bstone@states­man.com Sur­vey

The Univer­sity of Texas has re­leased the re­sults of a sur­vey on sex­ual vi­o­lence and mis­con­duct in which 15 per­cent of un­der­grad­u­ate women said they had been raped since be­ing en­rolled.

The “Cul­ti­vat­ing Learn­ing and Safe En­vi­ron­ments” re­port was sent to the UT com­mu­nity via email.

“This sur­vey is a wake-up call to me, as it should be for ev­ery stu­dent, fac­ulty mem­ber and staff mem­ber at UT Austin,” Univer­sity Pres­i­dent Gre­gory L. Fenves said in a state­ment to staff and stu­dents. “This sur­vey re­veals a prob­lem in our univer­sity, as well as so­ci­ety, that has ex­isted in the shad­ows for too long.”

The re­port also found that among un­der­grad­u­ate women at UT, 28 per­cent said they were the vic­tims of un­wanted sex­ual touch­ing and 12 per­cent said they ex­pe­ri­enced an at­tempted rape since be­ing en­rolled. Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, most stu­dents had never told any­one about the in­ci­dents they ex­pe­ri­enced be­fore tak­ing the sur­vey and out of the ones who did share their in­ci­dent, only 6 per­cent told some­one from univer­sity ser­vices.

Fenves said he wants sur­vivors to re­port such in­ci­dents and to know that their univer­sity cares about them. He said their ex­pe­ri­ences should be re­ported.

“No voice is too quiet to lis­ten to,” Fenves said. “No story of

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