By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice
The Interfraternity Council, known as the IFC, has instituted a new requirement among fraternity members at The George Washington University. Chapters are now required to attend sexual assault training. These educational workshops, led by activist group Students Against Sexual Assault, are required courses for 80% of the members of each fraternity.
College sexual assault is common on university campuses, occurring at places like parties, student housing, and public and communal spaces. Universities that receive federal funding are required to adhere to Title IX, which protects against discrimination based on sex, and also extends to sexual assault, harassment, or any form of sexual misconduct. These universities are required to respond adequately to complaints of sexual assault on campus.
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