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Gmail – La messagerie avec espace de stockage gratuit de Google. Where Title IX Meets Title II. Image: placards at NOW-NYC's Take Rape Seriously Rally (Creative Commons Licensed image by flickr user Women's eNews) This is the final column of a three-part series on sexual assault on campus by Vitae columnists Annie E. Clark and Katie Rose Guest Pryal. Back in 1974, researchers Ann W. Burgess and Lynda L. Holmstrom first published their observations of rape victims’ psychological reactions to rape, naming the common disorder they observed “Rape Trauma Syndrome” (RTS). Let’s be clear: Especially in light of recent events, we are not concerned about how RTS or other trauma affects survivor reliability. Researchers in psychology, psychiatry, and social work have taken the original research on rape-trauma syndrome and built upon it through the decades. That statistic means an incredibly high number of students are walking around your institution’s campus suffering from a severe psychiatric disability.

What Title II Rights Do We Mean? End the Siloing of Campus Services. Colleges Wrestle With How to Define Rape - Students. By Robin Wilson After a long Saturday of drinking, a female student was hanging out with a male classmate she’d been flirting with for years. He was charming but also a player. They’d talked about his various sexual conquests, and she didn’t want to be one. But that night they started making out. It was exciting, she said, fun. When he grabbed a condom, though, she realized she didn’t want to have sex.

"Maybe I didn’t want to disappoint him," she wrote a few months ago for the website Total Sorority Move. Common understandings of rape tend to involve force, coercion, or victims who are passed-out drunk. Other cases are less clear. As campuses grapple with preventing and responding to sexual assault, how students and colleges define rape is pivotal. At Washington and Lee University last winter, a couple of students were drinking at an off-campus party before going back to the young man’s fraternity house. The long-held notion of rape as violent is slowly shifting, says Estelle B. Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy: Inside Dartmouth's Hazing Abuses. By Janet Reitman | Andrew Lohse visits the Dartmouth campus where he has come forward to report on the significant hazing practices taking place at fraternities.

(Photo: Antonio Bolfo) Long before Andrew Lohse became a pariah at Dartmouth College, he was just another scarily accomplished teenager with lofty ambitions. Five feet 10 with large blue eyes and the kind of sweet-faced demeanor that always earned him a pass, he grew up in the not-quite-rural, not-quite-suburban, decidedly middle-class town of Branchburg, New Jersey, and attended a public school where he made mostly A's, scored 2190 on his SATs and compiled an exhaustive list of extracurricular activities that included varsity lacrosse, model U.N.

(he was president), National Honor Society, band, orchestra, Spanish club, debate and – on weekends – a special pre-college program at the Manhattan School of Music, where he received a degree in jazz bass. This did not go over well. It is also, for many, a social necessity. A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA. From Rugby Road to Vinegar Hill, we're gonna get drunk tonightThe faculty's afraid of us, they know we're in the rightSo fill up your cups, your loving cups, as full as full can beAs long as love and liquor last, we'll drink to the U of V—"Rugby Road," traditional University of Virginia fight song Sipping from a plastic cup, Jackie grimaced, then discreetly spilled her spiked punch onto the sludgy fraternity-house floor. The University of Virginia freshman wasn't a drinker, but she didn't want to seem like a goody-goody at her very first frat party – and she especially wanted to impress her date, the handsome Phi Kappa Psi brother who'd brought her here.

Jackie was sober but giddy with discovery as she looked around the room crammed with rowdy strangers guzzling beer and dancing to loud music. She smiled at her date, whom we'll call Drew, a good-looking junior – or in UVA parlance, a third-year – and he smiled enticingly back. "Want to go upstairs, where it's quieter? " Featured News From. Page Not Found. The Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool. The Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool is brought to you by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S.

Department of Education. This analysis cutting tool was designed to provide rapid customized reports for public inquiries relating to campus crime and fire data. The data are drawn from the OPE Campus Safety and Security Statistics website database to which crime statistics and fire statistics (as of the 2010 data collection) are submitted annually, via a web-based data collection, by all postsecondary institutions that receive Title IV funding (i.e., those that participate in federal student aid programs).

This data collection is required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. The crime statistics found on this website represent alleged criminal offenses reported to campus security authorities and/or local law enforcement agencies. Clery Center For Security On Campus | Working for Safer Campuses Nationwide. Mishandling Rape. Photo OUR strategy for dealing with rape on college campuses has failed abysmally.

Female students are raped in appalling numbers, and their rapists almost invariably go free. Forced by the federal government, colleges have now gotten into the business of conducting rape trials, but they are not competent to handle this job. They are simultaneously failing to punish rapists adequately and branding students sexual assailants when no sexual assault occurred. We have to transform our approach to campus rape to get at the root problems, which the new college processes ignore and arguably even exacerbate. How many rapes occur on our campuses is disputed.

But because of low arrest and conviction rates, lack of confidentiality, and fear they won’t be believed, only a minuscule percentage of college women who are raped — perhaps only 5 percent or less — report the assault to the police. In fact, sex with someone under the influence is not automatically rape. Continue reading the main story. The sexual threats against Emma Watson are an attack on every woman. In her famous 1996 commencement address, writer Nora Ephron warned the new graduates of Wellesley college that they were entering a world that was hostile to women's achievements and begged them to "take it personally.

" "Understand," she said, "every attack on Hillary Clinton for not knowing her place is an attack on you. " We must all take such attacks personally, she argued: "Underneath almost all those attacks are the words: Get back, get back to where you once belonged. " On September 21, actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson stood up at the UN Headquarters in New York City and delivered a powerful speech condemning the harm that gender discrimination causes to both men and women, and inviting men to become active participants in the global struggle for equality. The next day, anonymous individuals set up a website targeting Watson with sexual threats, counting down the five days until, we were meant to presume, her private nude images would be made public.

Read More: Emma Sulkowicz on Carry that Weight Day of Action at Columbia University. Editor's note: The comments on this op-ed are closed. We have decided to preemptively close them due to the extreme violations of our comment policy on previous articles about this author and this subject. We believe the purpose of comments is to promote productive, relevant, and respectful dialogue. Spectator is committed to fostering a safe and free discourse. Past behavior in our comments section leads us to believe such dialogue will not occur on this piece. For over a month now, my close friends Zoe Ridolfi-Starr and Allie Rickard have worked tirelessly to plan a National Day of Action to stand in solidarity with the survivors of sexual violence. I realize that many of you who want to participate will feel unable to carry a mattress on this day.

[Related video: Emma Sulkowicz, CC ’15, to mix performance art, sexual assault protest] However, I understand that many of you are considering carrying a pillow on this day of action. Rape is serious. Students-sexual-harassment-policy0001.pdf. Rare Survey Examines Sexual Assault at M.I.T. The iAspire Grant is a national grant for college students who are working to raise awareness and effect change on the issue of sexual violence on their campus. Students can apply for up $5,000 in funding to support their vision for programs, resources, and education around issues of sexual violence (which encompasses topics like sexual assault, abuse, and harassment).

We want students to share their stories with us and tell us how they aspire to end sexual violence on their campus and in their community. The application period is open from September 8 – October 31, 2014. Apply here. Share this opportunity: About the iAspire Grant Contest: When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation, Pivot TV, and Students of the World have teamed up to create the iAspire Grant. Grant applicants are invited to share the story of the work they are doing on campus and to tell us their vision of how they would use funds from the iAspire Grant to help those affected by sexual violence.

'Yes Means Yes' Isn't the Answer - Commentary. By Kathleen A. Bogle Late last month, Gov. Jerry Brown of California signed the "yes means yes" bill into law. Unfortunately, the new law, which says colleges that receive state funds must agree that affirmative consent is needed for sexual encounters, will not reduce the sexual-assault problem that has plagued college campuses for decades. The word "yes" or its equivalent is meaningless when it comes from someone who has consumed so much alcohol that she or he is slurring speech, having trouble walking, or vomiting. And this is the case in a majority of sexual assaults: According to the Harvard School of Public Health, one in 20 college women experience sexual intercourse without their consent during the course of a school year, and 72 percent of those cases occur when the victim is too drunk to consent.

Although drinking and hooking up may be normal behavior on many college campuses, cases of rape while the victims are intoxicated show clear signs of predatory behavior. Kathleen A. How a Sex-Assault Researcher Persevered Against University Resistance - Research. Affirmed Consent Bill | College Rape Crisis. Photo: Getty Images We've been hearing a lot about sexual assault on college campuses lately, as students across the country protest the inadequate, inappropriate, and often illegal ways in which school administrations have handled their assaults. (We even took part in the conversation back in our August issue—read the story here.) But this week, California lawmakers took a definitive step toward reducing rapes on campus. That step is also proving to be quite controversial. Here's the gist: On Sunday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed what's being called the "Yes Means Yes" or the "Affirmed Consent" bill into law, which requires all schools that receive state funding to follow an "affirmative consent" policy when investigating sexual assault cases.

So what does it actually mean? You and your partner both need to actively say yes to sex (that's the "affirmed consent" part), and if one of you decides to say no at any point during the deed, the other person must back off. California Law on Sexual Consent Pleases Many but Leaves Some Doubters. Facing what many regard as an epidemic of campus sexual assault, some colleges have cracked down on binge drinking, others have reined in fraternities, while still others are training incoming students not to be passive bystanders when they see signs of trouble.

But the most talked-about new approach, adopted by many schools in the past year, is to require mutual “affirmative consent,” and not just passive acquiescence, before any sexual contact. California has raised the stakes becoming the first state in the country to pass a law obliging every college to have a consent policy or lose state financial aid. And while advocates are nodding approval, experts — and many college administrators — say they have no idea if it will work any better than the other ways. Photo Under the California law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday night, colleges must require “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity,” which can be verbal or communicated through actions. The Revolution Against Campus Sexual Assault -- The Cut. “Want to meet at my dorm? Less carrying for me.” Emma Sulkowicz, a.k.a. the international sensation “mattress girl,” is emailing from her phone in her Columbia University dorm high up over Morningside Heights, where she lives in a single room within a six-person suite.

“My friends and I got the first place in the housing lottery for seniors last year,” she says non­chalantly, leading the way through a concrete-block hallway, in purple flip-flops the same color as her painted toes, as well as a light-blue cropped tee featuring a moose with sunglasses over the words FEARLESS LEADER, commemorating a river-rafting trip for freshmen. A few years ago, an Ivy League student going public about her rape, telling the world her real name—let alone trying to attract attention by lugging around a mattress—would have been a rare bird. In America, after all, we still assume rape survivors want, and need, their identities protected by the press. Sulkowicz didn’t report the incident at first. How 'Yes Means Yes' Already Works on One Campus - Students.

By Robin Wilson When Tyler Anderson spoke to first-year students at Grinnell College this fall about the institution’s policy on sexual consent, he acknowledged that asking for a partner’s approval during sex may seem unnatural. Grinnell’s two-year-old policy, which is similar to the hotly debated one just adopted in California, requires students to gain "affirmative consent" from partners in all sexual interactions. The goal is to stop sexual assault and create a common understanding of what constitutes consensual sexual contact. "The common misconception of affirmative consent is that you are stopping before you do something and looking at your partner, and they will have a placard saying, ‘Yes, keep going,’ or ‘No, don’t,’" Mr.

Anderson, a junior, says he told students during freshman orientation. "But that’s really not how it works. " How it works is usually more subtle, says Mr. "We say, If you are worried about this, you may want to practice," says Mr. Raynard S. Yes Means Yes. How 'Yes Means Yes' Already Works on One Campus - Students. Emma Watson: Feminism too often is seen as ‘man-hating’ After several well-publicized cases involving athletes from the National Football League, the past few weeks have been flush with conversations about violence against women and how to end it.

On Saturday, actress Emma Watson, best known as Hermione Granger from the “Harry Potter” movies, delivered a moving speech before the United Nations. Watson, a goodwill ambassador for U.N. Women, introduced a new campaign called HeForShe aimed at getting men involved as active participants in stopping violence against women. Watson name-checked former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton in her speech, referencing the former first lady’s 1995 speech before the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, where Clinton declared, “It is no longer acceptable to discuss women’s rights as separate from human rights.”

Watson noted that, at the time, only about 30 percent of the audience Clinton addressed was male. This is a message that is starting to resonate in the culture at large. 20 September HeForShe Press Release | UN Women – Headquarters. Home - HeForShe. Emma Watson at HeForShe 2014. Home - HeForShe. MIT frat alumni president: “Drunk female guests are the gravest threat to fraternities” Sexual Violence Home Page|Violence Prevention|Injury Center|CDC. Violence Prevention Home Page|Injury Center|CDC. Why Campuses Can’t Talk About Alcohol When It Comes to Sexual Assault - Students. Campus Killings Set Off Anguished Conversation About the Treatment of Women.