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.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Amy Wesner BATTLE CREEK, MI
      • 2 days ago

      Because I have nieces that should grow up in a world free from fear of being victims of sex crimes!

    • Julia Kaplan TACOMA, WA
      • 3 days ago

      This petition is important to me because it shouldn't even have to exist to begin with!

    • Trinity Lonoaea HONOLULU, HI
      • 5 days ago

      Help us......

    • regina Cable MASPETH, NY
      • 6 days ago

      my daughter is away at college and I want to know her college is doing all they can to keep her and everyone else safe from all crimes

    • Lauren Leff SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 7 days ago

      “To anyone out there who has ever been assaulted, you are not alone. You will never be alone. We have your back. I’ve got your back.” Well, that's nice, however sexual assault victims are having to attend classes with their attacker still in the same classroom. First and foremost, any person who sexually abuses another should be turned over to the local police and tried in a public court, given sex offender status and jail time. They did the crime, so too bad if it messes up their future. I am 68 and was drugged and gang raped when I was 20. It still has an effect.


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