When a recent graduate of a College of Virginia formally reported last August that he was raped out of the campus, he was disappointed to learn his complaint was made two weeks too late.

New rules for the way in which universities handle sexual complaints had just taken effect and eliminate sexual misconduct reports outside the campus, as well as those who do not involve current students, From Port IX, federal law that prohibits sexual discrimination in institutions financed with federal funds. (Wednesday was the 49th anniversary of the approval of the law).

The woman, who does not want to be identified, was raped in December 2019 and had graduated from the university more than a year earlier. She was working for the institution when she reported the assault, and her aggressor was still a student there. But because she was raped in a private residence outside the campus, university officials told him that the case fell off Title IX.

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    the US Department of Education UU., In virtue From the policies created by the Administration of Trump, at that time, he began to force schools to dismiss Title IX complaints that "did not happen in the education program or activity of the school".

    In summary, the graduate was not protected by Title IX, the university of her told him in a "warning of dismissal" closing the case of her. . The letter pointed out that the Dean Office of the students could choose to take action against the alleged aggressor of it under the Code of General Conduct of the University, but was not obliged to confirm the current federal law.

    The dismissal abandoned the woman. Not only disappointed, but anxious and worried about the safety of other students on campus. She had listened to another woman was raped by her aggressor. Has she committed her another sexual assault if she remained on campus?

    "I was worried that nothing would come from my case, which would then hurt him or a risk to others," she said.

    She believed that there was no resource. But after a conversation with Ella Laura Dunn's lawyer, an expert in Title IX recognized at the national level and legal defender for survivors of sexual assault, the recent graduate learned that there was an alternative path to guarantee that the university followed his case .

    That path was the story law, a 1990 law that requires institutions to respond promptly and investigate sexual assault reports, dating violence, domestic violence and harassment, including incidents outside the campus. Dunn informed officials at the University of Virginia who had the responsibility to do that precisely that in the case of the client of it. The university subsequently reopened the investigation of the case.

    The act of Clery has a similar purpose since Title IX now does so, to derive from sexual violence on college campuses and protect students, commonly women, who are attacked . But the experts in safety on campus and defenders of sexual assault survivors say that the stories law does not receive the attention that deserves the obligation of rapid and fair responses from university officials to sexual violence. This is partly due to the highest national approach in changes in Title IX in recent years, but also because the cerey act lacks certain measures of responsibility. For example, students who believe that their colleges are in violation of the law can not sue the institutions under Clery.

    The College of Virginia investigated the case of the woman under Clery using the same process he uses for Title IX. Dunn said many institutions use the same policies and research procedures for reports of sexual misconduct, whether they fall under Title IX, the Law on Accounts or a General Code of Conduct, to determine disciplinary actions.

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