Introduction In 1986, Jeanne Clery was 19 years old living on the campus of Lehigh University. Clery was tortured, raped, and murdered in her dormitory. Both she and her parents thought she was safe, unbeknownst to them, Lehigh University had a high statistic for violent crimes. People believed the history of
Sexual assault on college campuses is a national epidemic. This type of abuse is described as any sexual act that is unwanted by somebody else. These acts incompass penetration with genitals and/or objects without consent, rape, unwanted sexual acts such as oral sex and touching of somebody’s body without their permission and is all about “power and control” (Sexual Assault). It is important to note the misconception regarding rape. Rape falls under the category of sexual assault not every case is rape (Sexual Assault). Sexual assault on college campuses is a reoccurring problem and it seems as if colleges aren't doing much about it. These abusive incidents happen on a day to day basis and it is not getting the attention and awareness that
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), brain child of President Johnson, was passed in 1965. ESEA was intended to mitigate disparities in access to quality academic services and learning outcomes endured by underprivileged and minority students by federally funding schools serving their communities. ESEA, later revised as No Child
FERPA Privacy was once taken for granted in public education, but now through the 1974 law, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act it is pushed to the forefront of the minds of every educator in the United States (Cossler, 2010). This law has paved the way for many lawsuits regarding privacy of student’s records, which have left teachers scared, undereducated and unaware of certain regulations of the law. FERPA laws provide protections for students, but also allow access of all student records to the student’s custodial parents, which in some situations has cause problems and in some cases have specifically brought clarifications of the law. Has the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act provided the much needed privacy for students
Sexual Assault on College Campuses When it comes to choosing a college, there are many factors in this major life decision: price, location, type of education, and finally, safety. Young women in college campuses across the country, although no campus is immune from these heinous acts, safety is still a main
former college roommate. The conversation went something like this: "I thought you should know your daughter never graduated from college." "What? She claimed she was just skipping the ceremony." "Well, the truth is she didn 't attend classes the last two years." The parents were shellshocked, concerned and ultimately furious at the school. "Why didn 't they tell us?" The answer is FERPA. Passed in 1974, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is an unwieldy piece of
Title IX has nine main points in which it protects people from sexual harassment/violence/discrimination. (1) Title IX isn’t strictly about sports, it forbids against sex-based discrimination in education. It addresses discrimination against pregnant and parenting students and women in STEM (science, technology. Engineering, and math) programs. Sexual harassment, gender-based
On the topic of sexual assault on campuses, Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights and James Moore, Compliance Manager of the Clery Act discussed ways to further combat sexual assault on college campuses. Lhamon and Moore focused on the improvements made to the reporting of sexual assault, positive changes
Despite federal laws issued to combat sexual violence, each year 4,000 college women report to school officials that they've been sexually assaulted. What happens after they file those reports has stirred debate on campuses across the country, leaving parents and students fearful that colleges may not be the ivory towers of security and integrity that appear on their recruitment pamphlets.
Sexual assault policy in the United States as it stands is clearly inadequate for protecting the physical wellbeing of men and women from sexual assault. Layering of policy serves a s a Band-Aid on a social wound much too large to be contained and the rise of sexual assault as
1. What is the Clery Act and Title IX? How are they related to campus sexual assault?
54 Saint Louis Ave. Chicago, IL, in Apartment B. There were three kids and a mother stuffed into that apartment. Two girls and one son. His father was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop while the sister’s father is caring for his other “more important” children. The sisters both have children and dropped out of high school after they had them, one at 16 and the other at 18. The mother worked at a local fast food restaurant and hardy ever came home because her night job forced to sleep with the customers. The young man thought nothing of his family situation until his future starting being affected by his sisters quote slutty matters and his mother’s pathetic life. Once in high school, He realized that his high IQ and
1. Massachusetts 201 CMR 17: Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth This state law (“01 CMR 17.00: Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth,” n.d.) requires that any institution that collects personal information from a resident of Massachusetts will implement
Sexual assault has been a huge issue for many years on college campuses and universities nation wide. As society has evolved, thoughts on sexual assault have also evolved, becoming more focused on the details of victim treatment than ever before. The topic of sexual assault is debatable and sparks many opinions on weather sexual assault on college campuses is becoming more frequent, or if there is just heightened awareness. Sexual assault can happen to anybody no matter the gender, race, religion, or age. Recently there have been many studies conducted on sexual violence on college campuses and universities producing ample amounts of statistics. One may argue that sexual assault rates are the same, but there are simply more studies and attention on sexual assault in the past 20 years. Gender roles have played a huge part in sexual assault on college campuses. Women and men have different expectations when it comes to roles in the relationship, men are often expected to make the first move. One may ask what causes a perpetrator to sexually harass somebody and think it is acceptable. There are various reasons as to why perpetrators do what they do, and may vary from person to person. Although sexual violence is a large problem for many colleges and universities, there is a surprising shortage of federal laws/rules and regulations regarding sexual assault. Colleges are able to develop their own personal policies and procedures for how they will prevent and deal with sexual