Senator Haskell, CT students advocate for sexual assault protection on college campuses


Conn. (WTNH) — Senator Will Haskell and higher education students are advocating for greater sexual assault protections on college campuses. The new bill would establish a sexual misconduct survey for colleges in the state.

A public hearing happened in Hartford at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

The bill would not only provide greater protective measures against sexual assault on college campuses but would also protect sexual assault victims who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol from discipline if they report the attack.

A National Institute of Drug Abuse report says 50% of sexual assault cases involve drugs or alcohol.

A national survey also showed only 10% of sexual assault victims on college campuses report assaults.

Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport) said of the epidemic, “1 in 5 women will face sexual assault before graduating. This is an epidemic of sexual violence.”

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