Students

Dating Violence Poses Unique Questions for Colleges

Courtesy of Olivia Ortiz

Olivia Ortiz filed a Title IX complaint against the U. of Chicago in 2013, accusing it of mishandling her sexual-assault case. Administrators, she said, “don’t want to believe that these students at prestigious universities” would engage in dating violence.
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"A dispute between students."

Those words, said Olivia A. Ortiz, were used by campus administrators in 2012 to describe her allegations of abusive behavior, including several sexual assaults, by her then-boyfriend.

It was the University of Chicago...

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