Change the Sexual Assault Policy at Columbia College Chicago

    • Columbia's sexual assault policy is as follows: Victims of sexual assault must contact a campus security officer or the Dean of Students Office to report the incident.

    • The security guard or Dean of Students will determine if the investigation will proceed. If it does, both the victim and the alleged perpetrator will be present for a trial in front of the board.

    • If there is not enough evidence and the victim is accused of lying, he or she may be suspended or expelled.

    • With this policy intact, victims are hesitant to report incidents.  Therefore, we are under the illusion that there is a low occurrence of sexual assaults.    

    • Students have no access to on-campus counselors trained in sexual assault and there is no sexual assault response training for RA's, security personnel and deans.



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