• Brown University survey shows rise in nonconsensual contact

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Students at Brown University in Rhode Island have reported an uptick in nonconsensual contact in a new survey.

    The Providence Journal reports that the Ivy League school's results from the second national Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct indicate sexual assaults are slightly more of a problem now than in 2015: 13.6% of the nearly 3,100 students surveyed reported nonconsensual contact compared to 12.5% in 2015.

    A Brown spokesman says the university wasn't surprised by the numbers because more students are aware of the problem.

    Students surveyed who said it was very or extremely likely campus officials would take a report seriously jumped to 66% from 50% in 2015.

    Nearly one in four undergraduate women surveyed say they've experienced non-consensual sexual contact.

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