9:58am

Thu June 19, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: How should colleges deal with rape and sexual assault on campus?


On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the epidemic of rape and sexual assault on college campuses.  A recent NPR report said “The number of "forcible rapes" that get reported at four-year colleges increased 49 percent between 2008 and 2012."  President Obama has created a task force to address the issue.  But is that enough?  What does it take to get college campuses to take rape and sexual assaults seriously?  What should their responsibility be to foster a rape-free culture and to hold transgressors accountable?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.

Guests: 

Laura Dunn, campus sexual violence survivor and activist, founder of national nonprofit SurvJustice

Annie Clark, lead complainant in the Title IX and Clery complaints against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she completed a B.S. in Political Science 

Resources: 

32 National Campus Safety Initiative

SurvJustice

National Center for Education Statistics: Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2013

The Guardian: The only 'privilege' afforded to campus rape victims is actually surviving

NY Times: Obama Seeks to Raise Awareness of Rape on Campus

Stanford Daily: Rape survivor demands change to Stanford’s sexual assault policies

NPR: Seeking Justice for Campus Rapes

Title IX - End Rape on Campus

San Jose Mercury News: Stanford won't expel student in sexual assault case

NPR: Campus Rape Reports Are Up, And Assaults Aren't The Only Reason

The Root: Top University Kicked Out Student After She Was Raped

Stanford: Sexual Harassment Policy

Elle: THIS NEW APP COULD'VE PREVENTED MY FRIEND'S RAPE

Time: Here’s the Real Reason College Sex Assault Reports are Rising

Huffington Post: U.S. Senate Stands Poised to Extend the Violence Against Women Act's Protections to College and University Campuses

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