Out of touch

College presidents believe campuses are free of sexual assault

Courtesy of Danielle Perelman

While the persistent problem of sexual violence on college campuses has grabbed America’s attention in the last couple of months, the very presidents of those colleges still appear to be in denial. A survey by Inside Higher Ed showed that 78 percent of college presidents polled disagreed or strongly disagreed that sexual assault was prevalent on their campus, while only six percent agreed or strongly agreed that it was. Three out of four presidents believe that their institutions were doing a good job protecting women from sexual assault, the survey found. These numbers are particularly troubling in light of the widespread reports of colleges mishandling campus rape cases, and the fact that multiple studies show that about one in five women are assaulted by the time they leave college. Might be smart for college presidents to climb down from that ivory tower every now and then and get an idea of what’s really going on.

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.

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