Talking about sexual assaults on campus

This Feb. 27, 2013 file photo shows Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — Lawmakers, police, and advocates will gather at Mitchell College in New London today to discuss sexual assault on college campuses.

The Campus Safety and Accountability Act is intended to confront a scourge of sexual violence against students. Statistics show that 19 percent of undergraduate women have been the victims of sexual assault. Because many crimes are not reported, that number could be higher.

Senator Richard Blumenthal will host the eighth in a series of roundtable discussions about sexual assault with students, advocates and school administrators.

That roundtable discussion begins today at 11:45 at the Weller Center at Mitchell College in New London.

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