Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

The White House has released a set of guidelines to help colleges deal with sexual assault. Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault sets out action steps that include campus climate surveys and recommendations for prevention programs and effective responses to reports of sexual assault. The report includes:

It concludes

The action steps and recommendations highlighted in this report are the initial phase of an ongoing plan. The Task Force is mindful, for instance, of the continuing challenges schools face in meeting Title IX and Clery Act requirements. We will continue to work toward solutions, clarity, and better coordination. We will also review the various laws and regulations that address sexual violence for possible regulatory or statutory improvements, and seek new resources to enhance enforcement. Also, campus law enforcement officials have special expertise – and they should be tapped to play a more central role. We will also consider how our recommendations apply to public elementary and secondary schools – and what more we can do to help there.

The task force established Not Alone, a website that provides resources and data for schools and students on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in schools.

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