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The Importance of No-Contact Orders in the College Title IX Process

After someone makes a Title IX complaint of sexual assault or harassment at a college or university, a long process can ensue before the school resolves the matter—or even decides how to best go about resolving the matter. During this time, the school must take necessary interim measures to keep the students involved safe. One …

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 …

Can Big-Time College Sports Ever Change the Sexual Assault Culture with so Much Money on the Line?

The U.S. yet again heard about the confluence of high-profile college athletics and sexual assault when warrants were issued for three football players for Michigan State University (MSU) on June 6, 2017. News of NCAA players being accused or convicted of sexual assaults is no longer shocking to many Americans—we see these reports on a …

Athletic Culture and Sexual Assault on Campus

Are you a college athlete? If so, you know what it’s like to have people look up to you. You also know what it means to carry the responsibility of protecting your team’s — and your school’s — reputation. It’s hard, then, to confront the difficult truth that more college sexual assaults are committed by …