Tackling Sexual Assault On College Campuses
It’s been three years since the suicide of Sasha Menu Courey, a student at the University of Missouri. But revelations and questions have come to light in the last few weeks — allegations that Sasha had been raped by at least one fellow student, perhaps three members of the football team.
The case is under independent investigation now, but it is just one case out of thousands — a 2000 US Department of Justice report estimates that 1 in 6 women will be a victim of rape or attempted rape each year on college campuses. In light of this story we look at sexual assault on college campuses and what university officials are doing to protect their students.
- Kristen Lombardi, staff writer at the Center for Public Integrity
- Anne Hedgepeth, government relations manager at the American Association of University Women
- Emma Halling, student body vice president and co-chair of the Title IX committee at the University of Kansas