iOS app Android app

Clery Act

Safety and Security: Not Just for College Students

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.30.2015 | College
Patricia McGuire

Colleges and universities are soft targets for legislators; it doesn't take much moral courage for a Senator to beat up on a university that allows a predatory quarterback or arrogant frat boys to get away with horrible offenses against women. Shame on the university presidents who have looked the other way.

Ending Sexual Assault on College Campuses: New Law Kicks In July 1

Lisa Maatz | Posted 07.13.2015 | College
Lisa Maatz

It seems like every week brings new and horrific stories of sexual harassment and violence on America's college campuses. Study after study shows that sexual harassment and violence are far too prevalent in institutions of higher education.

Tyler Kingkade

Senator Pushing College Rape Bill Suggests Scrapping Campus Safety Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.30.2015 | College

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) last week floated the idea of scrapping the Clery Act, a two-decade-old campus safety law. Speaking on Thursday at the C...

Tyler Kingkade

Bill Would Open New Route For Colleges To Get Sued Over Rape Cases

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.04.2015 | College

Colleges and universities could get sued for the first time under a new bill in Congress for violating the Clery Act, a federal campus safety law that...

Tyler Kingkade

When The Feds Leave, Colleges Go Back To Underreporting Sex Assaults

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.06.2015 | College

The number of sexual assaults reported by colleges and universities tends to increase by an average of 44 percent while they're under review by the U....

Tyler Kingkade

Colleges Are Already Screwing Up New Campus Safety Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

Colleges have to count more types of incidents as hate crimes and disclose the number of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking reports they ...

Sexual Assault Will Not Be Solved by Public Relations

Sofie Karasek | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Sofie Karasek

After survivors filed federal Title IX and Clery Act complaints against UC Berkeley for sweeping cases under the rug to the U.S. DOE, spearheaded state and federal legislation and created a national dialogue about campus sexual assault, how does UC Berkeley respond? By hiring a few people, making a website and creating posters.

Tyler Kingkade

Colleges Are Reporting More Sexual Assaults, And That's A Great Sign

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.12.2014 | College

Earlier this month, colleges and universities nationwide released their annual campus crime reports, and the good news is that many schools accused of...

Tyler Kingkade

Johns Hopkins Admits It Failed By Not Disclosing Gang Rape Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.02.2014 | College

Johns Hopkins University made a mistake when it failed to tell the campus that local police were investigating an alleged gang rape at a fraternity, t...

In Annual Statistics, Most Colleges Claim Zero Reported Sex Offenses

Adam Goldstein | Posted 11.30.2014 | College
Adam Goldstein

If the Obama administration is serious about preventing sexual assault on campus, it has to start by actually enforcing the minimal requirement that the colleges attempt to count the number of students brave enough to speak out about the crimes they've experienced.

ISU Warned It Was Out Of Compliance With Campus Crime Laws

Des Moines Register | Posted 09.03.2014 | College

Iowa State University was out of compliance with federal law for years because of the limited way students were informed about sexual assaults and oth...

College Presidents Must Lead On Sexual Assault

Patricia McGuire | Posted 11.01.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

Haven't we fought for several centuries to overcome such disempowering stereotypes about the inherent fragility of women in college?

Why Colleges and Universities Should Be Worried About Campus Sexual Assault Investigations

Shanlon Wu | Posted 10.25.2014 | College
Shanlon Wu

The storm of criticism, investigations and lawsuits arising from the campus sexual assault crisis suggests that this is a critical opportunity for colleges and universities to self-examine the weaknesses in the existing systems of prevention and investigation of sexual assaults.

Tyler Kingkade

What Happened When A Student Told Her Campus Health Center She Was Sexually Assaulted

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.19.2014 | College

NEW YORK -- Pace University forced the victim of an alleged sexual assault into an investigation, found the alleged rapist not responsible without say...

Tyler Kingkade

Dartmouth To Face Second Federal Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.06.2014 | College

Dartmouth College confirmed to HuffPost on Wednesday that it is the subject of a second federal review relating to sexual assaults and other crimes on...

Tyler Kingkade

New Bill Would Shed Daylight On Schools Under Investigation For Sexual Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.01.2014 | College

If a new bipartisan bill is enacted, the public may learn of even more colleges and universities facing federal scrutiny for possibly underreporting s...

Think College Costs Too Much? Thank the Government.

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

I am not going to argue that a four-year college education isn't expensive. It is. I won't argue that its return on investment makes it worthwhile, although it surely does. I also cannot argue that increasing the number of administrators doesn't increase the cost of a higher education. It does.

Tyler Kingkade

College Administrators Want Betters Rules On When To Issue Campus Sexual Assault Alerts

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.24.2014 | College

WASHINGTON -- A discussion on campus sexual assault hosted by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) Monday revealed disagreement between college administrator...

Obama Administration Calls For Better College Stats On Dating Violence

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants colleges and universities to compile statistics on stalking, dating violence and domestic violence ...

Sex Talk...Part 2

Elaine Williams | Posted 08.03.2014 | College
Elaine Williams

In an earlier post, I wrote about when I first started speaking on college campuses it was about addictions: eating, drug, and alcohol. Later on, my agents had asked if could talk about sexual assaults too and I said: "If it will help anyone else, Yes."

Tyler Kingkade

Ivy League School Faces Federal Complaint For Allowing Rapist Back On Campus

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.22.2014 | College

A federal complaint filed Thursday against Brown University accuses the Ivy League school of violating the law by failing to expel a student the insti...

Tyler Kingkade

University Faces Federal Complaint For Hiding Gang Rape Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.15.2014 | College

A professor has asked the U.S. Department of Education to review whether the University of Oregon is violating laws governing sexual assault on campus...

Tyler Kingkade

Johns Hopkins University To Review Why It Kept Quiet About Gang Rape Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.02.2014 | College

Johns Hopkins University said Friday it will commission an independent review of the school's response to an alleged fraternity house gang rape, which...

Most Colleges Got a D+ or Worse on Sexual Assault Policy. Here's How They Can Change That.

Selena Shen | Posted 06.21.2014 | College
Selena Shen

What does it look like for campuses to have comprehensive, survivor-oriented sexual assault policies? There are key steps to creating safer campuses.

Tyler Kingkade

Bipartisan Group Demands More Transparency In College Investigations

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.21.2014 | College

In a letter released Monday, a bipartisan group of senators called on the White House task force on college sexual assault to adopt three reforms aime...