LETHAL LEGALITIES: HOW TITLE IX IS HURTING STUDENTS

The nature of these investigations and the minimal punishment given to the offenders are egregiously wrong. This raises concerns about how students can feel protected by a system that favors its tenured professors. Title IX often throws uninformed students into bureaucratic procedures that they hardly know how to navigate. When official complaints are filed, the person who receives the most protection is the one who caused the violation. 

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JEN'S DECLASSIFIED CAMPUS ASSAULT SURVIVAL GUIDE

I also don’t want to lie to you about this: college can be dangerous. Generally speaking, one out of every three females will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime. For males, that number is one in six. Those statistics are generalized, again. The truth is that the numbers are far worse on college campuses, where sexual assault and rape are epidemics. The occurrence of sexual violence is much higher in settings where drinking is actively taking place.

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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM SEXUALLY ASSAULTED?

“The National Sexual Assault Hotline (NSAH) receives thousands of calls per month. Out of all those calls, volunteers very rarely encounter visitors who have reported their assaults,” says a RAINN hotline volunteer. “We speak with perhaps two or three visitors per shift,” the volunteer explains, going on to say, “And we only compile data for one chat per shift.” The volunteer explains that a chat survey can take up to 10 minutes and that taking time to fill out a survey takes time away from other visitors who need to talk to that volunteer.

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