Sexual violence reporting up at state universities

Nov 13, 2014 6:31 PM by News Staff

A California State University official says he believes greater awareness of the problem has led to more reports of sexual violence on campuses - but that doesn't necessarily mean there've been more attacks.

Executive Vice Chancellor Framroze Virjee didn't mention specific figures in his report Thursday to the CSU Board of Trustees, meeting in Long Beach.

The 23-campus system has been revamping its policies on sexual violence in response to federal pressure. Washington has accused universities nationwide of failing to properly address the problem.

CSU recently hired an officer to oversee the university system's compliance with Title IX. That federal law that regulates how educational institutions handle reports of sexual violence. Violators can lose federal funding.

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