94 Colleges Under Investigation for Handling of Sex Abuse Charges

Prestigious Women’s College Joins List Of 94 Colleges Under Investigation for Failing to Protect Women Who Bring Sexual Abuse Charges  01/07/2015   Huffington Post  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/07/barnard-college-title-ix-investigations_n_6432596.html

Summary: Barnard College, a women’s liberal arts school affiliated with Columbia University, joins 93 other universities to come under review by the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights  over concerns that the schools violated the gender equity law Title IX in their handling of sexual violence cases.

Investigations of focus on whether a school has violated the gender equity law Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex which  covers sexual harassment and assault.

Six of the institutions  investigated, including Princeton were found to have violated the law in 2014 resulting in a mandatory overhaul of school policy in handling such cases. Princeton  was also required to reimburse tuition costs for three assault victims.

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