The sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence, interferes with students' right to receive an education free from discrimination and is a crime. Title IX law, which serves to eliminate gender discrimination in education, was recently expanded to more fully encompass sexual violence on college campuses and to include prevention in the Title IX conversation. The Dear Colleague letter serves as an entry point for campuses, stipulating numerous structural changes on the part of schools so that campuses can more fully eliminate the hostile environment caused by sexual assault. This is a tremendous opportunity to enact lasting change which will prevent sexual violence on your campus.
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ATIXA 2015 Whitepaper
The Challenge of Title IX Responses to Campus Relationship and Intimate Partner Violence. A Whitepaper published in 2015 by ATIXA.
Title IX Dear Colleague Letter
This letter from the US Department of Education is intended to outline schools' responsibilities in prevention of and response to sexual violence on campuses for administrators.
Summary of the Jeanne Clery Act
Explains in plain language the contents and requirements of the federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose information about campus crime and security policies.
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