New sexual assault prevention policies were released as a Title IX investigation into allegations of sexual abuse at several USC fraternities remains underway. Fraternities, while having house parties, must post guards not only at entry points and gather areas, but also “at stairs or hallways leading to bedrooms.”
No one shared information about a Louisiana student accused on two separate campuses of sexual assaults by six women despite a state law requiring police and college authorities to do so, in a case illustrating the continued weaknesses of Title IX protections.
The University of Southern California has announced that it will pay more than $1.1 billion to the former patients of a campus gynecologist accused of preying sexually on hundreds of patients. The payout sets a record for collegiate sex abuse payouts,
The Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Advocacy and Accountability at Louisiana State University allowed students guilty of Title IX violations to continue their coursework uninterrupted, instead of opting for more severe penalties, such as suspension or expulsion, regardless of the severity of the alleged acts, according to an investigation by a law firm.
While state senators seek to further protect students accused of sexual assault, critics warn that the changes will slow down an already cumbersome legal process and further burden victims with the unfair responsibility of proof.