September 9, 2013
Accused of Missteps, Colleges Strive to Resolve Reports of Rape
When a student comes forward to a campus official to report a rape, the college, under federal law, must investigate and resolve the case. That puts institutions in a tough spot: They aren't courts, but they are required to take on a fraught issue that even the criminal-justice system struggles to handle.
Colleges' missteps in this process have been highly publicized of late. They can bring complaints from students who have reported assaults. Federal and state investigations can