Student affairs / student services

Language in sexual assault surveys criticized by students as triggering

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

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?

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