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Barriers for Investigating Sexual Assault on the Whitman Campus

Abstract

In the 2012-2013 academic year at Whitman College, there were seven reported cases of sexual assault made to the Title IX administrator. Only one was investigated. In 2013-2014, there were nine reported cases, and six were investigated. In 2014-2015, there were 20 reports, and four cases were investigated. In 2015-2016, there were 32 reports filed, and only eight were investigated. Through survey data collected from survivors of sexual assault, I explore the discrepancy between reports of sexual assault on the Whitman campus and the number of Title IX investigations. I aim to discover why some claimants decide not to report their assault and/or go forward with an investigation.

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Michelle Janning

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Barriers for Investigating Sexual Assault on the Whitman Campus

Cordiner Hall

In the 2012-2013 academic year at Whitman College, there were seven reported cases of sexual assault made to the Title IX administrator. Only one was investigated. In 2013-2014, there were nine reported cases, and six were investigated. In 2014-2015, there were 20 reports, and four cases were investigated. In 2015-2016, there were 32 reports filed, and only eight were investigated. Through survey data collected from survivors of sexual assault, I explore the discrepancy between reports of sexual assault on the Whitman campus and the number of Title IX investigations. I aim to discover why some claimants decide not to report their assault and/or go forward with an investigation.

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