How the University of Minnesota handles sexual assault

U of M campus
Students walked across the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011.
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Across the country, one in four women will experience rape on their college campus, according to the Department of Justice.

But not all schools handle sexual assault the same. While federal law requires universities to immediately address complaints of sexual harassment or assault, it provides little guidance on how to do so.

A University of Minnesota student and an official join MPR News' Marianne Combs to explain the university's procedure.

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