Sexual assault investigation spurs policy and social changes

Lily Lou, Staff Writer September 5, 2014 Filed under News

On May 1, under Title IX’s gender equality provision, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released a list of 55 universities—which has now expanded to 76 universities including Guilford College — under investigation for their handling of sexual assault cases. Since then, Guilford has made several changes to its sexual assault policy.

“Guilford has always taken sexual misconduct very seriously and has investigated promptly and thoroughly any case we became aware of, except in instances where the student requested that no further action be taken,” said Jen Agor, interim vice president for student affairs and dean of students.

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