By Iris Zhang
Iris Zhang is a rising junior at University of Pennsylvania.
The statistic that 1 in 5 college-aged women has experienced rape and sexual assault is frustrating; and we’ve heard it over and over.  What’s even more frustrating is that 40% of these victims will never have the chance to seek justice – of every 100 rapes, 40 get reported to the police, 10 will lead to an arrest, 8 will get prosecuted, and only 3 will see the rapist serving time. 
The criminal justice system is ill-equipped to handle sexual assault, but universities are arguably even worse, with campus sexual assault slowly beginning to come under the nationwide spotlight. Just this past month, the New York Times has published numerous articles on the issue:  the Times picked up news around the country about students rising up against school administrators for mishandling allegations of rape.  In response, the Obama administration spearheaded a White House Task Force to oversee various enforcement actions undertaken by government legal agencies against offending schools.