Boston College must reexamine the campus culture surrounding sex that is perpetuated by outdated rules and a lack of transparency in order to destigmatize the experiences of victims of sexual assault. The University should also provide more direct support for victims. This reexamination should be inspired by an executive order, signed on March 8 by…
On Jan. 12, Governor Charlie Baker signed Bill S.764 into law, actualizing years of work, research, and debate in Massachusetts relevant to issues of sexual violence on higher education campuses. The new law, which builds on federal Title IX mandates, implements new policies and regulations for all public and independent colleges and universities in the Commonwealth.
The University settled the case with the Boston College student-athlete who sued BC over his suspension for an alleged sexual assault in June of 2019, according to court documents filed on Sept. 23.
Attorneys general in 17 states and the District of Columbia sue over new Title IX regulations on sexual assault investigations on college campuses.
The U.S. Department of Education has released new rules that reshape how schools must conduct Title IX investigations into campus sexual harassment and assault.
Twice as many rapes and four times as many fondlings per student were reported at Boston College than at the average of its competitor schools in 2018, according to data from campus safety reports.
Recently released court documents suggests that the Mass. District Court believes that BC’s investigatory model in matters of sexual assault is fundamentally unfair.
The student was suspended in June following an alleged sexual misconduct incident this past spring, but a judge decided on Tuesday that suspension was not a fair outcome. The student is cleared to return to class Monday.