Transfer essay topic -- too risque?

<p>Hi all,</p>

<p>I'm a sophomore at a <em>certain</em> top ivy college, looking to transfer to a peer institution. Currently, I'm taking a gap year to do some research and file transfer applications (though, if unsuccessful, I'll be, somewhat grudgingly, at my current college next fall).</p>

<p>Right now, I'm starting to draft essays for transfer apps due in March. Would an essay regarding the sexual assault of a friend, and our long, subsequent dealings with the college administration/potential reform be too risque? </p>

<p>Before you COMPLETELY shoot me down:</p>

<p>-This was something that I really strove for and believed in. The perspective I'll take in the essay will be of change: recently, our college announced radical new reforms toward its sexual assault policy, something we believed we played a part in, due to many parallels in our specific case and the new changes. </p>

<p>-The case itself was complicated by a number of factors, which I won't delve into for the sake of anonymity. However, this will help guide the tone of the essay towards a unique perspective. </p>

<p>-I'm NOT writing this for the sake of bashing our college's inappropriate response to the situation. Rather, I will focus on what I learned from the (albeit nightmarish) ordeal and changes in the future. </p>

<p>I know this sounds like a risky topic (sex and alcohol usually aren't best in college admission essays), but it was something I really believed in. Also, since all the schools I'm applying to have a <5% transfer admit rate, I can't afford to write another mundane essay on my medical research :P</p>

<p>Thanks in advance!</p>