Dating violence in college
Among them: Harvard, the University of Chicago, Dartmouth College and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
On Thursday at Dartmouth, a revised student disciplinary policy for charges of sexual assault went into effect.
The growing momentum in support of women who have been assaulted has spurred a wave of complaints by men who have been punished — in some cases suspended from campus — after being accused of assault.
The new policy requires that an independent investigator look into complaints and calls for mandatory expulsion in some cases of sexual assault.Other schools, including the University of North-Carolina Chapel Hill and Amherst, have developed policies in response to cases on their campuses.The proposals, drafted by a federal panel, the members of which included students who have reported being sexually assaulted, are designed to address growing concerns about sexual violence on college campuses.They grew out of federal legislation enacted last year as part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and add to existing federal requirements, including compiling statistics on sexual assaults and meeting obligations under Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex."These new rules strengthen schools' capacity to provide safer college campuses for students and to keep everyone better informed about campus security policies and procedures," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a statement.
The Campus Dating Violence fact sheet is provided by the Office on Violence Against Women, the Dating Violence Resource Center, and the National Center for Victims of Crimes and provides statistics and resources related to dating violence on university and college campuses.In an effort to provide information on Intimate Partner Violence, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) created an intimate partner violence Fact Sheet helping define what "intimate partner violence" means.