Sexual Assault Cases Force US Campuses into a ‘Delicate Dance’

May 29, 2014

By Jon Marcus at Times Higher Education

Variable laws and calls for better protection of students have colleges negotiating a minefield of legal and PR issues

A place of danger? Estimates suggest that just under one in five women will be sexually assaulted during their time at university

It was the stories that she heard from other students that persuaded Zoe Ridolfi-Starr to go public with her own.

An undergraduate at Columbia University, Ms Ridolfi-Starr said that she was sexually assaulted at the end of her first year. But it was not until she heard other women claiming mistreatment by their universities for reporting alleged sex attacks that she was finally persuaded to put the issue centre stage...

Cases: National: White House Task Force on Campus Sexual Assault Jeopardizes Student Due Process