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Students Demand Sexual Misconduct Prevention at Trustee Meeting

Students Demand Sexual Misconduct Prevention at Trustee Meeting
April 29, 2016

Editors note: this article was updated on May 5 to reflect developments since last Friday's interruption. Please see the concluding section to read about these developments. “Your silence is...

ASWC Hosts Title IX Panel to Educate Students on Policy Changes

ASWC Hosts Title IX Panel to Educate Students on Policy Changes
May 1, 2014

In 2012, Whitman changed the process for addressing sexual misconduct in order to reflect the protections guaranteed under Title IX. To educate students about these changes and the way that Title IX is...

Mixed Reactions as Sexual Misconduct Report Goes Paperless

October 23, 2013

Beginning this year, students reporting sexual misconduct will now use online reporting instead of a paper form, a change from the policy of previous years. The familiar pink paper forms from years...

New grievance policy provides students an outlet

September 13, 2012

According to the Statement of Rights included in the Student Handbook, all students have "the right to redress grievances"––but it wasn't until this year that they were given an official means to do...

Changes made to handling of sexual misconduct cases

September 6, 2012

The Whitman administration made significant changes in its procedures for handling sexual assault over the summer, with an emphasis on improved communication with the Walla Walla YWCA and police department....

Victims find sexual misconduct process ineffective

Victims find sexual misconduct process ineffective
March 1, 2012

The Whitman administration works to stop sexual assault on campus, but sometimes even the best preventative efforts fail. Students don't always respect each other's boundaries. While many victims choose...

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