The decision closely follows the release of a Rolling Stone article detailing a pattern of rape and sexual assault occurring at UVA fraternities, which has caused student and faculty protests and sparked national outrage.
"I don't think I've ever been in a room with so much personal history, and so much future," Gloria Steinem said.
"It's On Us" launched a nationwide Week of Action yesterday, with students at campuses throughout the country hosting events calling on everyone to play a role in ending campus sexual violence.
A student-run feminist group at Columbia University is facing up to $1,500 in charges after a protest of campus rape and sexual assault.
One in six women at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have experienced some form of sexual assault, but only 5 percent have reported it.
After the Department of Education's announcement of final rule on implementing changes last week, the Clery Act will now more effectively address and report campus violence.
As part of the "It's On Us" campaign to end campus sexual assault by changing campus culture, the White House has released guidance to assist with enforcement of institutional Title IX policies.
Today, the White House announced the official launch of "It's On Us," a media initiative aimed at ending campus sexual assault. Here's a glimpse into what happened!
New White House Campaign Seeks to Engage Men and Empower Campus Activists in Fight to End Sexual Assault
President Barack Obama today announced It's On Us, a multi-platform media campaign and action plan targeted at ending campus sexual assault.
The United States Department of Education has completed its investigation into The Ohio State University's compliance with anti-sex discrimination law Title IX, and OSU has agreed to take steps to strengthen its policies on sexual assault and harassment.
The bill will radically change the current standard of proving sexual assault, which requires victims of sexual assault to demonstrate that they did not consent.
Senator Barbara Boxer urged California universities to create independent sexual assault victim's advocates on their campuses in a letter sent out on Tuesday.
The Campus Accountability and Safety Act, cosponsored by Senators Claire McCaskill, Dean Heller, Richard Blumenthal, Chuck Grassley, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kelly Ayotte, Mark Warner, and Marco Rubio, focuses on steps colleges can take to proactively protect students.
The University of Connecticut will have to pay almost $1.3 million in settlement fees on a sexual assault lawsuit - but school officials refuse to admit guilt.
FMF Applauds Release of First Report from the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault
"We are thrilled that the White House is developing concrete actions and guidelines to support survivors and assist universities in preventing sexual assault. No student should have to face sexual violence while at school. Neither should they be abandoned by school officials they trust to protect them."
To compile "Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault," The Task Force used recommendations it gathered from a wide variety of people during a 90-day review period.
Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon gave a powerful speech Wednesday night calling for significant changes on campus in light of its high rates of sexual assault, high-risk drinking, and discriminatory social scene.
Thousands of people are calling on Dartmouth College to improve its sexual assault policies after a student whose name appeared in a "rape guide" on a student-run website was sexually assaulted.
Campus police investigated the alleged rape and brought information to the county police department, which declined to prosecute.
Students File Two Federal Complaints Against UC Berkeley for Mishandling Campus Sexual Assault Cases
31 current and former University of California at Berkeley filed two federal complaints against the college Wednesday, alleging that the university had failed to properly handle sexual assault cases within good time, investigate serial rapists, and take rape and harassment on campus seriously.