Sexual assault

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.

Senator McCaskill suggests 'removing' campus crime disclosure law

At campus safety meeting, Sen. Claire McCaskill says she'd like to scrap the Clery Act, eliciting cheers from campus officers and criticism from some supporters of the campus security law.

Colleges turning to judges in campus sexual assault cases

Some colleges are hiring retired judges to run hearings on sexual assault charges. Is this an improvement?

New survey finds 1 in 5 college women have experienced sexual assault

Federal study showing that 20 percent of college women were sexually assaulted has been widely questioned, but a new national study has the same finding.

Language in sexual assault surveys criticized by students as triggering

Some colleges conducting climate surveys are criticized by sexual assault victims and advocates for the explicit questions. But researchers say such language is key.

OCR letter says completed Title IX investigations in 2014 lasted more than 4 years

Federal investigations of campus sexual assault are supposed to take 180 days, but in 2014, the average length was 1,469 days.

Students accused of sexual assault struggle to win gender bias lawsuits

As more men turn to Title IX to defend themselves from sexual assault accusations by their colleges, they find long odds against them. As a result, some turn to OCR.

New book details U of Montana's, city's mishandling of sexual assault

New book by Jon Krakauer shows how colleges and local law enforcement clash over campus sexual assault.

Brown U. sexual assault investigation draws criticism from accused and accusers

Allegations of mismanaged drug tests and students' questions about the role of money and power lead to scrutiny of a sexual assault investigation at Brown U.

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