BOULDER, Colo. (AP) _ The University of Colorado has backed out of a national survey intended to gather information about sexual assaults on college campuses.

The poll, led by the Association of American Universities, gathered feedback this spring from about 800,000 college students across the country in an effort to help institutions, the public and lawmakers better understand campus sexual misconduct.

Initially, CU officials agreed that the Boulder campus would participate in the survey along with 27 other schools. But campus leaders found the questions too restrictive and wanted to get a better understanding of how students perceive campus processes, policies and procedures, as well as information on CU sexual assaults.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports ( students instead will receive an invitation this fall for a CU-specific survey on the same topic.