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8.28.2015

Colleges Climbing the Learning Curve: Sexual Violence

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Lane Powell Shareholder Susan Eggum authored an article in Oregon Business magazine’s August/September issue titled “Colleges Climbing the Learning Curve: Sexual Violence.” In the article, Eggum discussed the increase in sexual violence complaints at colleges and universities across the U.S. and the Title IX mandate that requires universities to seek to both prevent and to remedy campus sexual assault.

The leadership of colleges can set the tone, be proactive and persistently reinforce a culture of intolerance for its entire student body and athletic programs, combined with delivery of swift and severe sanctions for students and athletes that have engaged in such conduct.