Is your high school protecting you from sexual harassment?
While students who’ve experienced sexual assault are relying on Title IX, the Trump administration may pull back some protections.
“As a first-year college student, I hope that I’ll be able to focus more on making friends and challenging myself academically than on worrying about my safety.”
At California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), where an average of 2.6 sexual assaults are reported each year in the past 5 years, students are celebrating the enactment of the law and sharing their ideas on what more can be done on campus.
Rachel Swinehart, 18, has commandeered her family’s living room in Cedar Rapids Iowa, filling it with large, plastic tubs containing stuff like pink bedding and a coffee maker. She’s about to head off to Shenandoah College, a small arts school in Virginia. In many ways, organizing her stuff is the easy part. Talking about the risks of college life — that’s a bit harder.
UC Berkeley is one of the latest campuses accused of mishandling sexual assault on campus. California lawmakers recently authorized an audit of UC Berkeley’s policies.
After being assaulted her freshman year, Sofie Karasek developed this presentation: A History of Sexual Violence at UC Berkeley.