11% of University of Michigan Students Report Unwanted Sexual Behavior

ANN ARBOR, Mich. ― The University of Michigan reports about 11 percent of students at its Ann Arbor campus students say they experienced some form of sexual behavior without their consent in the past year.

A report released Wednesday also says about 12 percent of female undergraduates “experienced nonconsensual sexual penetration.”

The report is based on a campuswide survey of sexual misconduct at the university. It’s based on a sample of 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Michigan State University and other schools nationwide are conducting similar surveys.

The University of Michigan reports students “overwhelmingly say they feel safe from sexual misconduct.”

But it says about 23 percent of undergraduate women report some form of nonconsensual sexual behavior. The figure is about 7 percent for undergraduate men.