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She made clear, however, that any new policy must provide more protection for students accused of sexual violence. It requires a serious pursuit of truth."De Vos made the announcement at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., where a federal judge last year ordered a student be reinstated because he did not receive a fair appeal involving a sexual assault allegation against him.
While calling sexual misconduct "reprehensible, disgusting and unacceptable," De Vos said the pendulum had swung too far in the accusers' favor in recent years."I am grateful to those who endeavored to end sexual misconduct on campuses," she said. The student, echoing an argument made in similar lawsuits across the country, argued the public university discriminated against him based on gender because the school's sexual misconduct policies disproportionately punish men.
The new law codifies longstanding policy at many of the state’s biggest universities, some of which have prohibited sex offenders from living on campus for more than a decade.
Still, some say the law is unlikely to make major strides in preventing campus assault.
So, this raises the question how much impact a bill like this could have," Rutherford said.
A study released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics last year found that about 1 in every 5 undergraduate women reported experiencing sexual assault since entering college. There are 360 such pending investigations at 257 campuses nationwide."The truth is that the system established by the prior administration has failed too many students," De Vos said.The law goes into effect as schools across the country look to combat the epidemic of campus sexual assault, and it passed unanimously during a session when the issue was addressed in many legislative measures.HB 355 allows universities to determine whether some low-risk offenders may live in dormitories.We encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. To comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your real name will be displayed.