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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.

In the Media

  • Progressive Women’s Caucus announces legislative plans for combating sexual assault

    The Progressive Women’s Caucus on Monday announced it’s legislative goals for combating sexual assault. Members of the caucus say the Larry Nassar case has spurred the pursuit of three legislative goals: prevention, protection, and accountability.

  • UC President Napolitano affirms UC commitment to sexual violence survivors, ensuring fair procedures

    University of California President Janet Napolitano issued the following statement today (Sept. 22) following the decision by the Department of Education to rescind the 2011 Dear Colleague letter and the 2014 Q&A on Sexual Violence, and issue a new Q&A on Campus Sexual Misconduct. The federal changes will likely impact how schools handle sexual violence cases under Title IX policies.

  • When Campus Rapists Are Repeat Offenders

    MANHATTAN, Kan. — She was 18, majoring in pre-medicine and settling in for her first year at Kansas State University, her dream school. Barely six weeks later, Crystal Stroup’s college career was suddenly and violently derailed.

  • Will President Trump Fire the College Sex Police? Q and A with Attorney Andrew Miltenberg

    The bizarre manner in which sexual assault disputes are investigated on college campuses could be overhauled now that Donald Trump has been elected president instead of Hillary Clinton.

  • Title IX in the Age of Trump

    Colleges and universities are grappling -- urgently, constantly and necessarily -- with the problem of campus sexual assault. While higher education administrators are focusing, rightly, on what happens on campuses, in our classrooms and dorms and disciplinary meetings, this year’s presidential campaign has made clear (if it was not already) that the problem of sexual harassment, sexual assault and their enabling antecedents are widespread throughout American society.

  • The Trump Tape, Higher Ed and Consent

    The Washington Post article and recording of Donald Trump boasting about how he tried to have sex with women and groped them without asking is having major reverberations in the political world. And it is also prompting considerable discussion in higher education, where a major part of the campaign against sexual assault has centered on the idea that sex without consent is rape.

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