One in six female MIT students sexually assaulted: survey
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Monday released findings of a survey seeking information on the prevalence of sexual assaults on campus.
Officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology plan to crack down on sexual assaults occurring on campus after a survey found that as many as one in six undergraduate women - or about 17 percent of female students - claim to have been assaulted while enrolled at MIT.
“I am disturbed by the extent and nature of the problem reflected in the survey results,” University President L. Rafael Reif wrote in a statement Monday. “As a community, we depend on mutual respect and trust. Sexual assault violates our core MIT values. It has no place here. I am confident that, with this shared understanding and armed with this new data, the MIT community will find a path to significant positive change.”