Tagged with sexual assault

Oklahoma State University Mandates Sexual Assault Prevention Course

Oklahoma State University has implemented a new online course for students to teach them how to prevent sexual assault, months after the federal government announced the school was one of 55 colleges or universities across the country facing a Title IX investigation over the handling of sexual abuse complaints. It’s mandatory for institutions to do … Continue reading

Campus Sexual Assault Bill Relies on Public Shaming of Colleges

The bipartisan sponsors of the campus sexual assault bill introduced this week say they are proud of the “stiff fines and real teeth” they would impose on colleges that underreport assaults. But there is a weakness in the legislation that makes the prospect of fines somewhat illusory: a lack of funding to hire more investigators. … Continue reading

Colleges Need to Support Male Victims of Sexual Violence, Speaker Says

As colleges continue to wrestle with how best to respond to incidents of sexual assault, some experts say colleges should develop programs that cover all victims of sexual violence, including men. At a conference held on Friday by the Clery Center for Security on Campus, professionals in the field discussed how universities could improve both campus responses … Continue reading

To Prevent Sexual Assault, White House Issues Challenge: Build an App

The Obama administration’s latest effort to stem sexual abuse on college campuses borrows heavily from the onetime iPhone slogan: “there’s an app for that.” Or, there should be, say executives. Today the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, with the Department of Health and Human Services, announced a contest to develop a smartphone app to … Continue reading