The pressure is on colleges to step up efforts to prevent sexual assault and handle complaints more effectively, without adding to the emotional harm experienced by the accuser or treading on the rights of the accused. Part of the pressure comes from the federal government, which in 2011 signaled stricter enforcement of the gender-equity law known as Title IX. The 10 articles in this collection will help college officials understand their legal obligations toward students in matters of suspected sexual violence and consider which strategies they might use to keep students safer.
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