Sexual assault

More students punished over sexual assault are winning lawsuits against colleges

Students suspended or expelled over allegations of sexual assault rarely succeed in lawsuits against the institutions that punished them. That's starting to change.

U of Kansas rejects rule change that would prevent fraternities from recruiting high schoolers

University of Kansas rejects a sexual assault panel's recommendations that would change how fraternities and sororities woo new members, saying any rule changes are up to the students.

1 in 4 transgender students say they have been sexually assaulted, survey finds

Same survey that found high rates of female students reporting sexual assault finds that nearly a quarter of transgender students experience some form of sexual violence while in college.

Feds Say UVa Mishandled Sexual Violence Cases

Federal agency says the University of Virginia -- a focal point in the debate over campus sexual assault -- responded inadequately to reports of sexual misconduct, including some involving fraternities, and faulted a dean's public comments.

Nearly 1 in 4 college women say they have been sexually assaulted, survey finds

AAU survey of 150,000 students finds that nearly a quarter of female students have experienced some kind of sexual assault in college. Survey backs controversial 1-in-5 statistic, but critics have concerns over survey's response rate and sample.


Survey: 5 percent of Kentucky students assaulted in past year

U of Kentucky did survey in which 80 percent of the student body participated and the definition of sexual assault was much more narrow than that used elsewhere. The finding: a significant number, but far lower than on other campuses, reporting assaults.

Freshman orientations add material on affirmative consent

As affirmative consent becomes law or policy at more colleges, institutions are using songs, skits, videos or online training to teach freshmen the concept.

Bill would strengthen due process rights of students, fraternities accused of sexual misconduct

New legislation, backed by Greek lobbyists, aims to change the rules on campus Title IX investigations. Advocates for victims say it would be a step backward.

Suit against U California San Diego could provide framework for other students accused of assault

California court rejects a public university's findings of sexual assault by a male student. Some say case points to tensions over due process at many institutions.

States requiring colleges to note sexual assault responsibility on student transcripts

Virginia and New York are first states to require colleges to note on transcripts whether a student was suspended or expelled over sexual assault allegations. But at some colleges, ignorance is not the only reason students found responsible for sexual misconduct are able to transfer so easily.


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