Tag Archives: Title IX

Here’s why colleges handle sexual violence reports

Tweet Editor’s Note: This piece is cross-posted from Know Your IX’s website. Join the campaign here.  In response to coverage of university mistreatment of sexual assault survivors, many observers have wondered why schools handle these crimes at all: why not just leave it to the police? Here’s the answer in a couple easy bullet points. Tweet
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“It took the college just 12 days to investigate the rape report, hold a hearing and clear the football players.”

TweetThe New York Times has another damning in-depth investigation into a college’s handling of a rape complaint. Like their recent report on Florida State University, this report on Hobart and William Smith Colleges tells a familiar tale of student assaulted on campus and then failed by her college.  Tweet
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Here’s how we can give Title IX teeth to combat campus sexual violence

TweetEditor’s Note: This article is cross-posted from The Nation and co-written by Dana Bolger and Alexandra Brodsky, founding co-directors of Know Your IX. Make sure to take action here.  Last July, members of Know Your IX were busy preparing for our national protest to pressure the Department of Education to hold colleges accountable for how [...]
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The comment section of every article about campus sexual violence ever

Tweet Why didn’t she just report to the police? Rape is a crime. Crimes get reported to the police. How do we know this even happened? Rape isn’t just a crime. Rape steals a woman’s soul and she is deprived of a piece of her heart that she will never again regain.  She will be [...]
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University punishes students guilty of sexual assault with expulsion…after graduation

Tweet Stories of ridiculously lenient punishments for campus sexual assault have become a dime a dozen, but you gotta hand it to James Madison University for this one. James Madison University punished three fraternity members for sexually assaulting a female student and sharing their video of the attack by banning them from campus — after [...]
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