Preventing and responding to sexual violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence and stalking are top priorities for UC. This website provides the UC community with key information about university support services, your responsibilities as a member of the UC community, and steps UC is taking to address sexual violence.
A couple weeks ago Buzzfeed published a letter a rape victim in Palo Alto, California read to the judge and her convicted rapist after the judge sentenced him to six months in jail because a longer sentence would have a “severe” impact on him. The rapist, 20-year-old Brock Turner, a former swimmer for Stanford University, was found guilty of three counts of felony sexual assault and was facing 14 years in prison. After the sentencing, the victim wanted to state to the judge, her rapist and the court how “severe” an impact the assault had had on her life.
A student at Washington State University was expelled for sexually assaulting a man on the campus in 2014, BuzzFeed News reports.
Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse, more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases.
A new federal lawsuit filed by a student punished for sexual assault by Colorado State University-Pueblo is taking on a target much more prominent than the school: The Department of Education.
At least 10 students who were disciplined after investigations into alleged sexual assault have successfully sued their institutions for violating their own due process rights.