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Sexual Assault in Schools and Universities

Schools and universities are supposed to create a safe environment where students can dedicate themselves to their studies. But the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct exposes a different reality. As the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) highlights,

Among undergraduate students, 26.4% of females and 6.8% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation.

The AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct report was prepared for The Association of American Universities (revised in January 2020), and exposes how schools and universities are failing to protect their students from sexual harassment and sexual assault:

Among all students, 41.8 percent reported experiencing at least one sexually harassing behavior since enrollment. Overall, 18.9 percent of students reported sexually harassing behavior that either “interfered with their academic or professional performance”, “limited their ability to participate in an academic program” or “created an intimidating, hostile or offensive social, academic or work environment”. (AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct)

Schools, colleges, and universities have the legal obligation to keep students, staff, faculty, and visitors safe on their campuses. If they fail to do so, or don’t offer proper support in instances of reported sexual abuses and/or sexual assaults, they have to be held accountable. If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted, you should Contact Us immediately. Remember: everything you share with your lawyer is confidential.

Sexual Assault | Universities

While recent news and reports have shed a light on the number of sexual assaults happening in schools and universities, the problem is not recent at all.

Dr. Robert E. Anderson was a physician at the University of Michigan for over 30 years. He was ousted from the University Health Service in 1979 for “fooling around with male students” but stayed on the staff and eventually became the university’s top physician for the football team. At The Ohio State University, Dr. Richard Strauss allegedly sexually abused hundreds of male students from 1978 to 1998.

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If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted at any of the universities listed above or any other school/university, you should Contact Us immediately. Remember: everything you share with your lawyer is confidential.

Sexual Abuse & Sexual Assault Lawsuits | FREE Consultation

Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane Conway & Wise is a nationally recognized law firm. Our team of attorneys is fully prepared to assist our clients, protect their privacy, and guide them through the whole process in sexual abuses or sexual assaults cases. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse or sexual assault, you should Contact Us immediately. You can fill out an online contact form or call 415-766-3544 for a FREE Consultation.

Remember: everything you share with your lawyer is confidential.


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