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The following was written by Tad Walch for the Deseret News. To read the full article, click here.
A majority of students said BYU is doing a poor job of educating students about sexual assault and said that they don’t know what to do when they experience unwanted sexual conduct, according to a highly anticipated campus survey released Thursday by school administrators.
Overall, students reported they are happy with the university and their fellow students, and 97 percent of students said the school is trying hard to make sure all students are safe. But 57 percent disagreed with the statement “BYU is doing a good job of educating students about sexual assault” and three-fourths said they have not received training on the legal definition of sexual assault, how to report it and what services are available to victims.
Even more, 78 percent, said they haven’t received information about the definition of consent, and 84 percent said they have not received education or training on how consent is asked for and given between partners.
“That reflects that most students feel that they haven’t received any education or training on sexual assault or prevention,” said Rosemary Thackeray, a health sciences professor who served on the campus survey committee. “And they really don’t know where to go to report or take a friend if they have been a victim of it.
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