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What kind of resources do colleges provide to students with complaints?

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Fed up with slow administration responses, students have taken complaints to the press and social media -- to the frustration of their institutions. What other options do students have before they go public?

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

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

American flags at center of campus controversies

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Though protected by the First Amendment, protests involving stepping on the American flag create furors at colleges.

Students accused of sexual assault struggle to win gender bias lawsuits

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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.

University's action over student who posted a swastika on a bulletin board sets off international debate

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George Washington U is taking action against Jewish student who posted a symbol he brought back from India. Other campuses are accused of not doing enough about the hateful use of the image.

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

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

Colleges stay away from controversy with this year's commencement speakers

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Colleges whose commencement speaker picks drew protests last year have opted to invite less controversial figures for this year's ceremonies.

How widespread are the issues facing fraternities?

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Greek life has been defended for years with claims that most problems are caused by just a few members. Can that argument survive?

Can college bans on hard liquor be effective?

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When colleges ban hard liquor, even for students over 21, does drinking behavior change? Or is it just forced off campus?

Push for concealed guns on campuses is gaining steam

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In just a few years, the push to allow concealed weapons on campuses has shifted from a long shot in a few states to a movement that's gaining steam in many parts of the country, including two of the most populous states.

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