But of course that isn't even part of the numbers being thrown around by the administration. They have defined "sexual assault" as any unwanted contact with any sexual connotation. So trying to steal a kiss and being rebuffed is a reportable "sexual assault." "Grabbing" without any force at all is a reportable "sexual assault." Verbal threats without any physical contact are reportable "sexual assaults."
This is where you're crossing the line for me. This one set of statements is offensively invalidating to anyone who may have felt violated by someone else. Just because a penis didn't penetrate, does not mean that sexual violence did not occur. The point of the 1-in-5 number has never been "this is how many women we know have been forcefully penetrated by a stranger in a dark alley"; the point is that we are changing our definitions of sexual violence, and that is a good thing. Because these troubling acts you speak of as being so innocent are the gateways of disrespect towards others that lead to the "rape culture" that pervades our society.
That cute little boy trying to "steal" a kiss from the little girl that clearly doesn't want him to kiss her while all the surrounding adults coo and talk about how adorable it is? He's learning that girls should always want him to kiss them because he wants to; that he's entitled to it. That little girl is learning that her feelings don't matter; that no one will believe that she actually didn't want him to, because it was just soooooo cute. Then, as they both grow up, he'll learn that sex is a currency that is bartered for with dinner dates and gifts, and if he puts in those efforts he deserves it. She'll learn that if she won't have sex then she's a prude, but if she will (and heaven forbid- actively enjoys it) then she's a slut/whore. That it's okay for people to grab her "without any force" (I'm not even sure what you meant by that) even if it makes her supremely uncomfortable. The whole mentality is completely f*cked up.
Whatever your thoughts are about school's involvement in the investigations of reports of sexual violence, please do not belittle the feelings of those who have been subjected to violation of a sexual nature that did not involve an out-and-out rape.