Campus sexual assault victims bill of rights

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“Schools will respond conservatively to this,” he said.

“Most of them will leave in place what doesn’t need to be changed.” But Hartle added a caveat: “All institutions are going to need to look at their processes to make sure they’re not biased against the accused.” The department’s interim guidance requires schools to address sexual misconduct that is “severe, persistent or pervasive,” and to conduct investigations in a fair, impartial and timely manner.

Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, told reporters Wednesday she does not expect the 10-campus UC system to drop the preponderance standard.

[‘Substantial cost’: UC foots major security bill for free speech] “UC’s pledge to protect our students and employees from sexual violence and sexual harassment remains unchanged,” Napolitano, who was homeland security secretary under Obama, said in a statement Friday.

Robert Shibley, executive director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education in Philadelphia, a group that opposed the Obama policy, praised the development.