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USC Apologizes For Asking Students About Sex Lives In Survey

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — USC is apologizing for any discomfort several optional questions on students' sex lives might have caused as part of its required training to prevent sexual assaults.

USC's senior vice president for administration Todd Dickey said Wednesday the questions have been removed.

Campus Reform  reported Tuesday USC students were asked questions including how many sexual encounters they'd had over the past three months and with how many different people.

The questions were part of an optional survey included in training required under federal laws including the Violence Against Women Act. The training is not required to be online, but many universities are using online instruction.

The training was developed by CampusClarity, which says the course has been taken by over 1 million students across the country.

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