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More Colleges and Universities Are Using an “Informal Process” In Handling Sexual Assault Allegations: The Pros and Cons

In past years, college students wishing to report sexual assault had two primary options: go to the police or file a formal complaint with the applicable department of their school’s administration. Upon filing a complaint, students would then have to go through an in-depth investigation process and often a formal hearing to resolve the matter....

#MeTOOK12 Helps Combat Sexual Wrongdoing in Schools

Students from kindergarten to 12th grade are encouraged to stand up against sexual harassment and abuse, thanks to a new hashtag started by the Stop Sexual Assault in Schools (SSAIS) nonprofit organization. While much attention has recently focused on sexual harassment and assault in workplaces and on college campuses, sexual wrongdoing against younger children has...

Hazy Hazing Rules

You have likely heard about recent hazing incidents that have gotten out of hand at colleges and universities across the United States, causing injury or even the death of fraternity or sorority pledges, college athletes, or members of other school or social organizations. For example, the parents of a Northern Illinois University fraternity pledge filed...

How Colleges Define Sexual Misconduct May Surprise You

Recent changes to the Department of Education’s Title IX guidance have brought significant attention to the way colleges and universities handle sexual assault allegations. The Trump administration implemented the changes largely in response to Obama-era guidance that reinterpreted Title IX to allow the federal government to implement standards and procedures that schools that receive federal...
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