Shocking hazing rituals at colleges, including ranking women based on their desirability, have been uncovered in a new report.
The Australian Human Right's Commission survey, released Tuesday, details the sexual assault and harassment of students across the nation's universities, with more than 1,849 personal submissions.
Included in the report's alarming findings is a case involving a student who was sexually assaulted and had the experience broadcast over a college's PA system.
A new report from the Australian Human Right's Commission has revealed the shocking hazing rituals at colleges across the country, with more than 1,849 personal submissions
The survey also detailed a range of hazing challenges, such as where first year female students or 'freshers' were made to 'run the gauntlet' along a corridor of male residents.
The women were then made to 'kneel before each male resident and drink from his sack' - which was a bag of wine hidden in their trousers.
Another college reportedly held an annual 'feral women's night' where female residents were force-fed alcohol, told to remove their tops and were subjected to derogatory comments and sexist chants.
A former resident told the commission that the women were rated on their looks and told wear as little as possible to the event.
'You had to participate. There was nothing you could do about it,' one student claimed.
'Conquests of guys getting girls from other colleges were broadcast weekly in this gossip section the whole college had.'
The hazing challenges were allegedly similar to those at St Paul's College in Sydney, with several women speaking earlier this year on condition of anonymity to reveal the extent of the 'slut shaming' that emanated from the elite college
Among the report's alarming findings was an anonymous case involving a student who was sexually assaulted and had the experience broadcast over a college's PA system
The survey also revealed that women were four times as likely as men to have their most recent sexual assault or harassment incident occur at a residential college.
'Although the survey did not distinguish between college and university social events, these events were the most common setting where students experienced sexual assault,' the report stated.
While one astonishing claim said that 'the administration knew about this and they condoned this.'
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins said there was a worrying perception colleges were aware of the hazing and college traditions and had done little to prevent them.
'The fact that these behaviours continue to exist in colleges and that they involve sexual assault and sexual harassment of students, who in some cases are in their first week or even their first day in college, is deeply concerning,' she said.
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins (pictured) said there was a worrying perception that colleges were aware of the hazing and college traditions and had done little to prevent them