The Center for Health Education and Wellness surveyed full-time undergraduate students regarding various campus safety and wellness initiatives.
Eighty-one percent of participants said they were aware that UT has a policy regarding their rights if they are sexually assaulted, a twenty percent increase from the year before.
The survey also found that sixty-six percent of students were aware that UT has campus resources for victims, survivors, and bystanders of sexual assault, a seven percent increase from 2013.
“Awareness is the first step in creating real change. We want our community to report, serve as active bystanders, and have the important conversations around consent. None of that can happen until we are aware,” said Ashley Blamey, director of the Center for Health Education and Wellness.