Hold accountable colleges that refuse to protect survivors of sexual violence
  • Petitioning White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

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White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

Hold accountable colleges that refuse to protect survivors of sexual violence

    1. Petition by

      Know Your IX & The Nation

You’ll never find rape advertised in a glossy college brochure. Yet the past two years have brought a deluge of evidence that sexual violence is a staple of U.S. higher education, with one in five women -- and a number of men -- suffering rape during their time in college.

After 175,000 people joined our petition asking the Department of Education to enforce Title IX -- the federal legislation that requires colleges to protect their students from violence -- President Barack Obama created the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.

It’s clear the president heard our plea: 4 out of the 5 goals the president directed to his task force came directly from our demands last summer.

But while the President’s task force is a step in the right direction, it isn't an end in itself.

That’s why we’re calling on the task force to make Title IX enforcement meaningful by directing the Department of Education to conduct timely and transparent investigations, issue substantive sanctions against offending schools, and provide substantial resources to colleges about issues, like intimate partner violence, rape, sexual assault, harassment, stalking and abuse, that impact a diversity of students, including queer survivors, survivors of color, and undocumented survivors.

Please stand with us and with all survivors who have been denied their civil right to justice and safety in education, by adding your signature below. Together we can show the President and his task force that we’re going to keep fighting until every single student can go to school in the United States without fear.

After all, sexual violence is an extracurricular no student should have to endure.

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    1. Reached 100,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Mirra Hays WEST LINN, OR
      • 1 day ago

      I want to know I am safe when I go to college. It's scary as a woman knowing how common rape is in colleges now-a-days.

    • lucia sicius MIAMI, FL
      • 4 days ago

      Lately there have been so many sexual assault incidents that have been over looked because either there is not enough evidence, or because the sexual assaulter might be an important star athlete. Colleges should start maing it a more important issuebecause it can ruin a young girls life, and the colleges aren't giving any meaning to these horrid crimes

    • Carlos Leon NEW YORK, NY
      • 5 days ago

      I hope you bring law suit against them.

    • Amanda Dotson AUSTIN, UNITED STATES
      • 5 days ago

      I've heard too many accounts of victims being treated like criminals by their schools while their assailants suffer no punishments whatsoever, leaving them free to assault other students over and over again. If the schools will not hold rapists accountable, it's time to hold the schools accountable for their complicity in promoting rape culture and an unsafe environment for their students.

      • 6 days ago

      Women deserve justice for wrongdoings done to them just and other victim of a crime does.


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