Sexual Assault On Campus

Sexual Assault On Campus

An estimated one in five college women are sexually assaulted on campus. Students are angry at how universities handle rape cases, and they're using social media to teach each other how to use Title IX to hold colleges accountable.

Sexual assault on campus used to be something few people talked about, but not because it wasn’t happening. It’s estimated that one in five college students is sexually assaulted. Too often victims don’t get help and alleged perpetrators are never charged. But this may change: the Violence Against Women Act includes a provision to address sexual assault on campus. And activists are increasingly using social media to connect with each other and share information on how Title IX of the Civil Rights Act can be applied to college rape cases.

Guests

Diane Rosenfeld

law professor, Harvard University.

Daniel Rappaport

sexual assault prevention coordinator, American University.

Laura Dunn

student activist and law student, University of Maryland.

Kristen Lombardi

investigative reporter, Center for Public Integrity.

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