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The difference in reporting sexual assault at a UK uni vs a US uni is thousands of pounds (The Tab)

The difference in reporting sexual assault at a UK uni vs a US uni is thousands of pounds
The US has key legislation the UK is lacking


Kelsey Murrell, who is an Associate at McAllister Olivarius, worked on the University of Rochester case and has helped victims bring suit to both UK and US universities. One of the key differences, she says, is a piece of federal civil rights law called Title IX. Title IX prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or other education program that receives federal money.

“Pretty much every university has to have a Title IX coordinator,” Kelsey says, “and they have obligations to have this on their website, to make it very clear.” This means every student and staff member knows that when they are sexually assaulted, you go to the Title IX office. The issue is the UK doesn’t have this.

I’m less interested in a way that gives students an avenue to lawsuits. I’m more interested in what can universities actually do to make sure that everyone’s getting a fair shot on an education. Universities need to be more preventative. That’s what matters.

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