SurvJustice Strongly Opposes New Rules Issued by the Department of Education on Campus Sexual Assault
The Department of Education’s proposed Title IX rules will make college campuses less safe for all students and erode the civil right of access to an education free from discrimination for survivors of sexual assault.
“Secretary DeVos’s proposed rules are an attack on survivors of sexual violence because they allow colleges and universities to ignore sexual violence,” said Katherine McGerald, Executive Director of SurvJustice. “We cannot move backward to a time when universities were allowed to sweep sexual violence under the rug and survivors were repeatedly re-traumatized and re-victimized.”
SurvJustice is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing justice to survivors of sexual violence. “We will continue to elevate survivors’ voices and provide support for all survivors of campus sexual assault. We will not stay silent during this attack on the rights of survivors, and we plan to provide detailed comments in opposition to these proposed rules in addition to continuing to litigate against them if Secretary DeVos does not reconsider and decide to respect survivors’ rights,” said McGerald. SurvJustice is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Department and Secretary for their earlier withdrawal of the Title IX guidance issued under the Obama Administration. That litigation is ongoing.
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