Colleges Don't Like The Idea Of More Sexual Assault Laws
A bipartisan group of senators plans to unveil new legislation to address campus sexual assault, something that university leaders aren't exactly jumping with excitement about.
Following a wave of federal complaints alleging colleges and universities mishandled sexual violence at their schools, which has led to 71 ongoing investigations at the U.S. Department of Education, the lawmakers are set to reveal their proposal in a Wednesday morning press conference. Earlier this year the White House launched a task force whose recommendations are reflected in parts of the legislation.
College leaders complain, however, that they already face an obstacle course of regulations on handling campus sexual assault with several laws -- the Clery Act, Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act -- setting forth conflicting responsibilities.