UOG Survey Shows Half of Participants Encountered Sexual Harassment in Lifetime

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This statistic is based on a recent survey conducted by a professor at the university.

Guam – A survey conducted by the University of Guam reveals that nearly half of the 100 participants have encountered some sort of sexual harassment in their life.

This statistic is based on a recent survey conducted by a professor at the university. UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood says that out of the 100 students, 7 students were sexually harassed by a faculty member, 3 by school staff, and 28 by fellow students. Underwood goes on to say, 45 students had their experience during high school while 33 had their experience around family and friends.

Underwood says, “The point being in trying to understand this is it’s not just a problem about going to UOG. It’s a larger social issue. We think of it now that we understand it fully as empowering our students to deal with all the life situations they’re going to face. The whole point of the sexual misconduct policy is not just to keep people from behaving badly, it’s to educate everyone that they have fair treatment.”

UOG students and employees will have to take a new Sexual Misconduct training before the Fall 2016 semester. Underwood says they want to make sure stakeholders understand the main elements of the Sexual Misconduct policy.