(WOMENSENEWS)– Tamara Outler is going to apply to Stanford University, even after the highly publicized reports of an on-campus rape by former student Brock Turner.
“I think it is more important to work towards making the campus safer than to stop people from applying,” the Fort Lauderdale high school student said in this video by Sierra Bardfeld and Jessica Roman.
While college admissions officers are receiving nearly 30 percent more questions about sexual assault from parents and students, according to a 2014 Kaplan Test Prep survey, not all students stigmatize specific campuses.
But some do. “If a school is known for having a lot of rapes on campus,” said student Kandaya Chin-Jackson, “then I wouldn’t go there because I wouldn’t feel safe.”
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