Stopping Campus Sexual Assault

The current system for handling campus sexual assault cases, based on a 2011 Department of Education mandate, is flawed. SAVE has compiled numerous resources and solutions, including information about:

  • Myths
  • False allegations
  • Legislation

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Inclusive VAWA

The 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act features a new Inclusion Mandate that bans discrimination on the basis of “race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.”

In response, SAVE has established the Inclusive-VAWA Resource Center.

INCLUSIVE VAWA

The OCR is Harming Free Speech, Due Process

The Supreme Court has defined campus sexual harassment as conduct that is “severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive.” But over the years, the federal Office for Civil Rights has issued a series of Dear Colleague Letters that have served to nullify the Supreme Court ruling, saying sexual harassment is conduct that is “severe, pervasive, or subjectively offensive.” As a result, free speech and due process on campus are being threatened.

Numerous senators have criticized how current OCR policies are marginalizing the criminal justice system, and have chastised federal agencies for their unlawful Title IX policy-making or enforcement methods.

See more information HERE.

Editorial: Professors, Rights Groups Write Letter Defending Student Due Process Rights

Affirmative Consent Policies Come Under Fire 

As affirmative consent, “yes-means-yes” policies expand across the nation, a growing number of judges, legal  scholars, and commentators are expressing their opposition to the policy.

A recent article in the New York Times on how the policy is being taught in high schools has triggered heated debate among readers.

See more information on affirmative consent HERE.

 


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