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Students gathered on SIU campus to raise awareness of sexual assault

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CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

The Association of American Universities reports that 23 percent of females have experienced some level of unwanted sexual contact during college.

Students took to campus streets and sidewalks to raise awareness of sexual assault.

The demonstrators also gave response letters back to the university. The responses are a reaction to letters sent to sexual assault victims from the university.

Organizers say it's all about visibility.

"I hope that they get how important it is to speak about sexual assault, to show support for survivors and to just become informed about what's going on, on campus, because a lot of times I think many people don't even know that so much happens on this campus, so we just want to create awareness and solidarity," co-organizer Kia Smith said.

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