Allowing students to carry guns on campus would be one solution to the problem but we all know that won’t be in the president’s plan.

Justin Sink of The Hill reports.

WH spotlights college sexual violence

President Obama on Wednesday announced a new task force that will examine ways to better prevent sexual assaults on college campuses, warning that the scourge of sexual violence “threatens our families, our communities, and ultimately our country.”

“We have the capacity to stop sexual assault, support those who have survived it, and bring perpetrators to justice,” Obama said during remarks at the White House.

Obama is giving the panel three months to gather specific recommendations on how universities can better respond to sexual assaults, noting that an estimated one in five women is the victim of sexual violence during their time enrolled in college.

Obama is also asking the task force to provide recommendations on how the federal government can track and promote how well individual schools are responding to the issue, and punish universities that fail to confront the issue.

“When a young woman drops out of school after being attacked, that’s not just a terrible loss for her, it’s a loss for our country,” Obama said.

The president also encouraged students to pressure their university administrators to adopt programs to help prevent sexual assaults and help the victims of rape. And, Obama said, parents, educators, and employers all had a role to play in making clear that sexual assault was unacceptable.

“I want every young man in America to feel some strong peer pressure in terms of how they are supposed to behave and treat women… We need to keep teaching young men to show women the respect they deserve, to recognize sexual violence and be outraged by it,” Obama said.

The president also told those who had been sexually assaulted that he had their “back.”