April 19, 2013
After students filed a civil rights complaint against Occidental College, claiming that the school failed to protect women from sexual assaults, the college has hired two former sex crimes prosecutors to conduct an extensive review of the university handles such reports.
June 27, 2012
ICEF Public Schools has settled three sexual harassment claims against a high profile teacher and musician, Fernando Pullum.
June 15, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education announced that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into a resolution agreement with Yale University to resolve a complaint alleging that Yale failed to eliminate sex discrimination in violation of Title IX.
June 5, 2012
Prompt, thorough and impartial inquiries will help protect victims of sexual violence and ensure your institution is in compliance with Title IX.
June 4, 2012
While the U.S. Department of Education has yet to levy a fine for non-compliance with its Title IX sexual violence guidance, the average award in sexual assault cases that go to a jury is about $200,000.
May 27, 2012
The University of Montana has come under fire in the past two years for mishandling rape cases, particularly those that involved football team members.
May 21, 2012
Miami Dade Public Schools Police Chief Charles Hurley is accused of directing officers to place students under temporary detention rather than arrest them to make it appear as if crime had decreased under his watch.
May 4, 2012
A gay teenager claims he brought a stun gun to school and fired it into the air to defend himself from bullies.
March 15, 2012
An investigation by NBC News has uncovered dozens of cases in which foreign exchange students were allegedly raped, sexually abused or harassed by their American host families. In one case, at least four students were sexually abused by the same host father for over two years, even though the first victim spoke out about the abuse.
March 13, 2012
City University of New York is looking to ban professors from engaging in intimate relationships with "students for whom they have professional responsibility." The proposed policy would also require staff to disclose relationships with employees they supervise.
February 15, 2012
Colby College has found that 15 students violated its sexual misconduct policy. A dozen of those students were suspended, two students voluntarily withdrew from the college and another case is pending.
January 13, 2012
A Muslim woman filed a lawsuit against the University of Bridgeport claiming that the university failed to investigate her reports of sexual harassment. Her harasser, in retaliation, reported her to the FBI as a terrorist.
November 22, 2011
Brandon McInerney, 17, has admitted in court to killing a gay classmate who he believed was flirting with him.
November 7, 2011
Sexual harassment is part of everyday life in middle schools and high schools, according to a report just released by the American Association of University Women
August 26, 2011
In the past, sexual assault prevention has focused on the victim or the perpetrator. However, training must also focus on the bystander.
May 24, 2011
Nine people, including seven Ohio State University students, were arrested after they refused to disband a protest at the university president's office. The protest was aimed at a $10 million deal between the university and the French-food operator Sodexo, which has allegedly been involved in human rights violations.
April 28, 2011
The Department of Education has launched an investigation of Harvard Law School after a lawyer who was hired by the school to work on a Title IX issue filed a complaint.
April 20, 2011
Prompt and appropriate investigations of on- and off-campus sexual assaults and harassment will help to ensure your campus will meet the U.S. Department of Education's expectations.
April 6, 2011
Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary Arne Duncan spoke at the University of New Hampshire on Monday to kick off a national awareness campaign on schools' responsibilities and victims' rights pertaining to sexual violence.
April 1, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into complaints made by Yale University students alleging that the university has a sexually hostile environment.