IU sexual assault climate survey results released

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (October 21, 2015) - Indiana University in Bloomington released the results of a recent sexual assault survey. The survey asked students about their experiences while attending IU.

Of the 9600 students who took part in the survey, 17 percent of students reported an attempted or completed sexual assault while at IU.

The survey also showed that alcohol and/or drug use was present in the majority of those reported incidents of sexual misconduct.

About half of those reported incidents occurred on campus in dorms or inside fraternity or sorority houses.

Katelyn Lipa with Middle Way House, a shelter that works with those who are in a domestic violence or sexual assault situation says she wants to see more students participate in future surveys on the subject.

“I think this is a good point to jump off and begin to have more intentional conversations and more productive conversations to hear what people are wanting to see going forward,” said Lipa.

The survey is in line with national numbers and shows a continued trend towards the need for additional education.

IU says the information from  the survey has already been used to inform the university’s ongoing prevention, education and response efforts.

For a look at the complete report, click here.

For more information on Middle Way House, click here. or call the 24 hour crisis line at (812) 336-0846.

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