A ONE-DAY SUSPENSION for attempted sexual assault? That's the "punishment" Yale University gave to a student who attempted to sexually assault a classmate after "severely harassing" her for days. And of the six students Yale found guilty of rape on their campus in the past year, only one was actually suspended--and only for one year.
But Yale's not alone. There's an epidemic of rape on college campuses--and schools across the country are under fire for sweeping rape cases under the rug.
Rape is a crime--whether it happens in a dark alley or an Ivy League dorm room. It's time to force universities to take sexual assault seriously. Campus sexual assault survivors are asking the Department of Education to fully and transparently enforce Title IX--the law that requires schools to address gender-based violence on their campuses--including publicly posting the reports and statistics from their investigations. But the Department of Education is only going to act if they hear from tens of thousands of us--will you sign the petition?