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College Sexual Assaults

David Goldman / Associated Press

Georgia’s University System voted today to update its sexual misconduct policy. The goal is to make policy consistent across the state’s colleges and universities.

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Each campus will now notify the university system about any case that may involve suspension or expulsion.

Overseeing those complaints will be Assistant Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs Kimberly Ballard-Washington.

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Emory University is holding a town hall meeting Wednesday evening to discuss sexual assault. More than 10 percent of students who responded to a recent Emory survey said that someone had assaulted or raped them -- or attempted to -- since they'd enrolled.

A new survey finds that a quarter of undergraduate women who were surveyed at more than two dozen universities say they experienced unwanted sexual contact at some point during their college career.

The survey by the Association of American Universities comes at a time of heightened public awareness and increased scrutiny of what schools are doing to combat sexual assault on campus. More than 150,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students at the organization's member schools participated.