Know Your IX is an ambitious campaign led by rape culture combatants at universities across the country. This impressive group of gals has now finished the fundraising portion and is planning to launch its educational campaign in August.
At a time when so many colleges are failing to give victims the support/justice they deserve, it’s crucial that students know what legal options they have when they’re backed against the wall by administrators.
Last week, students at four universities — Dartmouth College, Swarthmore College, University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Southern California — filed complaints to the Department of Education, saying their schools had violated federal sexual assault reporting laws.
Some of the students alleged their universities had violated Title IX regulations and created “hostile environments” for survivors on the campus. Others argue the colleges violated the Clery Act, a federal sexual assault reporting requirement. The activists, joined by attorney Gloria Allred, are urging the Department of Education to investigate these claims. If found guilty, the schools could lose federal funding.