She suggested Ortiz speak to the dean of students, who offered to set up an informal mediation between Ortiz and her ex.Informal mediations are prohibited under federal gender equity law Title IX, as well as the University of Chicago’s own policies, even on a voluntary basis, "in matters involving allegations of sexual assault." But Ortiz didn't know that, and the dean who suggested the process didn’t tell her.Among them: Harvard, the University of Chicago, Dartmouth College and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.On Thursday at Dartmouth, a revised student disciplinary policy for charges of sexual assault went into effect.Olivia Ortiz met her first boyfriend when she was an 18-year-old sophomore at the University of Chicago.She said she set “pretty strong sexual boundaries” with him from the start: He was a 21-year-old senior, but he was also her first kiss, and she told him she didn’t want to go any further than that until she felt comfortable.He ignored her and pressured her for months, she said, and often tried to take advantage of her when she was drunk or sleeping.
They are crimes under state law and punishable by fines and/or imprisonment.
Colleges would be required to keep track of reports on dating violence, domestic violence and stalking that take place on or near their campuses, along with statistics it is already required to compile for Colleges would be required to keep track of incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking that take place on or near their campuses under proposed regulations to be published Friday by the Department of Education.
The proposals also would allow both accusers and the accused to bring an "advisor of their choice" to campus disciplinary proceedings.
- 1% of male students and 3% of female students reported experiencing attempted sexual penetration without their consent.
- 1% of male students and 2% of female students reported experiencing sexual penetration without their consent.