Sen. McCaskill: Too Many Colleges Ignore Sexual Assault


Despite federal laws requiring universities to investigate on-campus sexual assault allegations, 40 percent of colleges have not conducted a single investigation in five years, according to a new report released by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO).

More than 1 in 5 schools (22 percent) allow athletic departments to oversee cases that involve athletes.

Researchers for the study surveyed 440 colleges and universities across the nation about sexual assault training, prevention and response.

More than 1 in 5 schools (21 percent) provide no training to faculty or staff, and slightly fewer than 1 in 3 (31 percent) provide no training to students.

Institutions that receive claims of sexual assault are required by federal law to conduct an adjudication process to determine whether an assault occurred, but 33 percent of schools surveyed failed to provide basic training to the people adjudicating claims.

43 percent let students help adjudicate claims.

Read the full report HERE.

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