State legislators this week unanimously approved an audit that will examine sexual assault policies and practices at UC Berkeley and three other state schools. The decision was prompted by nine students at UC Berkeley who filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, alleging the school had inadequately investigated their sexual assaults. We check in on how America’s college campuses handle complaints of sexual assault and rape and what can be done to improve the situation.
Sofie Karasek, junior at UC Berkeley who as sexually assaulted on an off-campus trip in February 2012; she reported her assault to Berkeley and got no response
Scott Jaschik, editor for Inside Higher Ed, a news website covering higher education
Michelle Landis Dauber, professor of law and sociology at Stanford University; and an architect of a recently adopted sexual assault complaint and adjudication process at Stanford
Christine Kaviani, coordinator for SAFER at Cal Poly, which counseling and advocates services for on-campus survivors of sexual assault
Claudia Covello, Executive Director, University Health Services at UC Berkeley
Denise Oldham, Director and Title IX Officer, UC Berkeley's Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination