OSU Task Force Releases Study Of Sexual Assaults

Mar 10, 2015

An Ohio State University task force on sexual violence says more than 38 percent of students report being victimized.

The group sent out questionnaires to more than 600 students for its 3 month study, which shows 61 percent of students hear about sexual violence from their peers or by word of mouth at least once a month. The school shows freshmen a video on the topic, but the task force is pushing for more resources to combat the crime. The group says OSU should dedicate more full-time staff to addressing sexual violence on campus, create a clearer plan for the university's response to the crime, and a center that would serve as hub for students seeking education and help. The task force is planning to stage meetings to present the findings to university leaders.