Nearly 10 percent of the female students surveyed at Washington State University reported they had been victims of attempted rape, and 8.5 percent said they had been raped while enrolled, a university study found, according to the Associated Press.
Those statistics are in line with similar studies at other schools, with the number of incidents at WSU slightly lower than average, a team of WSU researchers concluded. For the complete article go to the Seattle Times at http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/256723_lwsu24.html
Also, the Chronicle of Higher Education posted a related story on Jan. 25, stating:
Nearly two-thirds of male and female college students have been sexually harassed in college, according to survey results released on Tuesday by the American Association of University Women’s Educational Foundation.
Of the 2,036 students surveyed, 62 percent said they had experienced sexual harassment, which the survey defined as unwanted and unwelcome sexual behavior that interferes with one’s life. Almost one-third of the students said they had encountered physical harassment, such as being touched, grabbed, or pinched in a sexual way, according to a report based on the survey.”
For that article, go to the following link http://chronicle.com/daily/2006/01/2006012501n.htm