Campus Sexual Assault

Jessica Ladd was sexually assaulted while at Pomona College, just as one in five college women are. She says she found the reporting process, "more traumatic than the assault" itself. She felt "like I didn't have control. A lack of agency. I wasn't believed, and ended up regretting reporting."

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As a nation, we’re having more tough conversations about sexual violence and harassment, as more women step forward to accuse powerful men of abusing their positions. We have profiles for killers and terrorists, what about people who commit sexual assault and rape?

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On September 30, a rape allegedly occurred on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens. Afterwards, students received no timely notifications or information from UGA officials. Of the 15 reported rapes on campus last year, students were only notified of two of them quickly.

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State lawmakers worked late into the evening Tuesday, rushing to pass legislation affecting Georgians' income taxes, treatment for opioid addiction and a strategy to turn around the state's lowest performing schools.

Tuesday marked the 39th day of the 40-day legislative session. Lawmakers plan to adjourn on Thursday. The rush to pass bills before the end of the 40th day can lead to dramatic last-minute changes to legislation — either accidental or intentional amid the chaos.

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Today a vote is scheduled on the house floor for a controversial piece of legislation that would restrict the authority of universities to investigate alleged sexual assault on campuses across Georgia. House Bill 51 was introduced by state Rep. Earl Ehrhart and would require university officials to notify law enforcement if a felony, such as rape, has occurred with or without the consent of the victim.

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Reports of sexual assaults on college campuses are all too common, but what's less-known are cases at the high school level. In both colleges and high schools, Title IX coordinators are supposed to be on hand to review sexual assault allegations, but a recent investigation in Slate Magazine reveals that's not happening the way it should at many schools, including at least one in Georgia.

Vice President Biden spoke to college administrators, chancellors, and student body presidents in a conference call Monday, the latest push in the White House's 'It's On Us' campaign to try and end sexual assault on college campuses.

"I'm calling about the need for there to be a climate change and a culture change on our campuses, which makes it clear early on that sexual assault violence, rape without consent, sex without consent, will simply not be tolerated on any campus in America," Biden said.

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A cry for help came in the form of a shocking Twitter handle last month. A user called @RapedAtSpelman sent a series of messages about a violent sexual attack on the campus of Spelman College. The anonymous author accused four men from Morehouse College of rape. 

Spelman is Morehouse's sister school. The writer also accused Spelman of a lack of response after she reported the crime, and she cited the close relationship between the two historically black institutions as the reason her story was swept under the rug.