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President Obama Establishes Task Force To Focus on Campus Sexual Assaults

By Olabisi L. Okubadejo and Dee Spagnuolo President Obama announced in a memorandum the formation of an interagency task force to address incidents of rape and sexual assault at colleges and universities. Citing “uneven” compliance with applicable federal laws, the White House indicated...

New Campus SaVE Act Requirements Effective

By Olabisi L. Okubadejo, Dee Spagnuolo, and Rachel M. Keene Colleges and universities now face new obligations regarding reports of crime statistics, student disciplinary procedures, and policies and procedures to address and prevent sexual violence on campus. The requirements are being imposed...

White House Report Signals Enhanced Title IX Enforcement

By James H. Newberry Jr., Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC On April 29, the White House released “Not Alone,” the first report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. As a result of this report, many Federal agencies promise more active and coordinated...