Colleges struggle to combat sexual assault

Protest signs on a college campus. Bloomberg via Getty

Protest signs on a college campus. Bloomberg via Getty

One in five college women will experience and attempted or completed rape during their time at school, most likely during their first two years in college.

Worse yet, more than half of these women tell no one about their assault. Many fear they have no one to talk to, perhaps with good reason. Only 18% of reported assaults are prosecuted.

At least 85 universities nationwide are currently under federal investigation over concerns about how they handled sexual assault cases on campus.

Robin Hattersley Gray, editor of Campus Safety Magazine, has been covering the college safety industry since 1998. She joined WRHU’s A League of Our Own back on November 6th to discuss what it will take to make college campuses safe for students.

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