Changes Proposed for Handling Sexual Assault Cases on College Campuses


A study by the National Sexual Assault Resource Center said more than 90 percent of sexual assault victims on college campuses don’t report the assault, the center says this may be associated with the way college campuses handle cases.

Friday U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos proposed changes that would give greater protections to students and change the standard of proof colleges must follow before investigating these cases.

I spoke with Title IX Coordinator at the U of A Tyle Farrar  who said the university is dedicated to helping students and if passed these changes would only make the system stronger.

“We are committed as an institution to make sure that we have a fair process that treats students equitably and fairly. Generally I would say that what I have reviewed does support our current goals,” said U of A Title IX Coordinator, Tyler Farrar.

If they are approved, the proposed changes will not take effect until the public is given 60 days to weigh in.

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