Education: Title IX on College Campuses

2014 has been a huge year for Title IX on college campuses, most recently a four year long investigation at Princeton University has found that the esteemed ivy league violated the gender equity law in its handling of sexual assault cases by favoring the rights of accused students over those of their reported victims, the U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday. The report stated that, “that the University failed to provide a prompt and equitable response to complaints of sexual harassment, including sexual assault/violence, as required by Title IX,” and in at least one case allowed “the continuation of a hostile environment.” The students whose cases were handled improperly will be reimbursed for some of their tuition and Princeton will have to make the policy changes which have been outlined in a resolution agreement. “I don’t believe that justice is truly done for the students involved, or for the university for the matter, when all the people who were involved were likely to have graduated [by now],” said S. Daniel Carter, director of 32 National Campus Safety Initiative at VTV Family Outreach Foundation, who was involved in filing the complaints that prompted the investigation. “It’s not timely.”

Contributor: Phoebe Roe

 

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