Sexual assault on campus: NKU focuses on the 'concept of consent' and how bystanders can take action

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - This time of year, high school seniors are deciding where to go to college. For many young women and their parents, the issue of campus safety may be as important as any number of other criteria.

WCPO asked officials at Northern Kentucky University, the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University to discuss how they protect students from sexual assault and provide support for the victims.

We begin our series with NKU, which hopes grant money and a new staff position will help improve education about consent and the role of bystanders in prevention and reporting.

Become a WCPO Insider to watch a video in which a leading NKU official discusses just what her campus is doing about sexual assault. Also, read more about the university's plans in the wake of the establishment of a White House task force on campus sexual assault.

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