While Columbia released a new sexual assault policy Friday that makes some significant changes to the way the University handles cases of sexual assault, activists say the policy falls short and that they were cut out of the process.
A new gender-based misconduct policy unveiled Friday addresses some long-held student concerns about how Columbia handles cases of sexual assault.
Columbia Alumni Allied Against Sexual Assault announced a plan to create a set of unified student, alumni, and faculty proposals for reforming Columbia’s sexual assault policies on Saturday.
Emma Sulkowicz, CC ’15, filed a police report on Wednesday against the Columbia student who allegedly raped her a year and a half ago.
New York City Public Advocate Letitia James proposed new legislation on Monday to address sexual assault on college campuses.
As sexual assault became an increasingly publicized issue on college campuses nationwide this year, students at Columbia have pushed for the University to revise its adjudication policies.
The federal complaint filed against Columbia last week is the latest in a series of sexual assault-related complaints against universities across the country.
At a long-awaited town hall discussion on Thursday evening, students had the chance to voice their concerns to administrators regarding Columbia’s sexual assault and gender-based misconduct policy.
The review, which was announced at the first plenary of the semester on Friday, will focus on the committee’s membership, its nomination process, and decision-making process.
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