After the recent town hall on sexual assault and gender-based misconduct, administrators must make real changes to address student concerns.
Student Services for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct
On Thursday, Spectator sat down with administrators who work with the Office for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct at Columbia to discuss recent policy changes, how students are chosen for hearing panels, and why investigators don’t record interviews.
Administrators who work closely with the Office for Student Services for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct policy told Spectator that while they had concerns about the content of some of the stories, they believe the press attention has ultimately moved campus dialogue forward in a positive direction.
A number of procedural changes to the way sexual assault investigations are conducted will be implemented before the end of the school year, University Senator Marc Heinrich, CC ’16, said at Sunday’s Columbia College Student Council meeting.
The mishandling of sexual assault cases reported by a recent Blue and White article is representative of greater problems in administrative offices' efficacy.
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