Faculty Research at Morehead State University


Legal Analysis: Sexual Assault on Campus.

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Title IX was originally designed to prevent sexual discrimination in educational and campus activities for any institution receiving federal aid. Though still responsible for this purpose, Title IX and its amendments have developed into an expansive set of laws to protect students. The prevention of sexual assault and sexual harassment is a crucial issue for college campuses across the United States as they work to provide a safe educational environment free from discrimination. Updated legislation and high-profile cases have created a maelstrom for campus leaders. The crossroads of federal oversight, state law, and institutional interpretation of the laws can inhibit educational institutions from responding appropriately when issues arise. This paper offers a legal review, provides policy strategies and recommendations for addressing sexual assault and sexual harassment on college campuses.