Letters to the Editor

Colleges should be doing more to prevent rape

I want to thank you for your article about sexual assault, (“Cal Poly student suspended after second reported sexual assault,” April 5). As a future college student, it concerns me that sexual assault is going on, and apparently not much is being done about it.

According to CNN, 23 percent of female college students reported having experienced sexual assault.

Universities need to do more about these crimes, such as suspension after the first assault (not the second), having local police get involved (not just the campus police) and not cover up the crime. Universities need to be more open about sexual assault and encourage students to help when they see a risky situation. Students shouldn’t feel ashamed or scared to report these incidents. And the schools need to take strong action in making the students feel safe on campus.

Maria Hernandez, Paso Robles

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