AFT On Campus: Spring 2015
Program could expand the ladder of opportunity for low-income students
Think college tuition is too high? How about offering the first two years for free?
Ending sexual assault on campus
Sexual assault is part of my truth. As I shared in a recent column for Jezebel, I was sexually assaulted just after my junior year in college. In the ensuing decades—from college to law school, through my career as a lawyer, teacher and union leader—that one night has never left me.
Understanding sexual assault on campus
You would think that the horror story of a gang rape at the University of Virginia would change everything. Except then it got complicated. Did it really happen? Why were there conflicting accounts? And what’s with the two-year wait before reporting?
The case may have been disappointing to...
Legislating cultural change
Federal and state laws that help move the needle against sexual assault.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal civil rights law, was first connected to sexual harassment in 1977; a group of Yale students argued that sexual harassment and violence...
How faculty and staff can help traumatized students.
One in five college women experience sexual assault prior to their graduation from college. As if that’s not enough, many deal with domestic violence and stalking as well. Interpersonal violence significantly affects the learning experience of students we see every day, but until recently, the...
Researching the role of drinking in sexual assault on campus.
We’ve all read the headlines: Sexual assault is disturbingly commonplace across the United States, with college campuses currently receiving intense scrutiny for Title IX violations, their policies regarding sexual assault allegations, and their treatment of victims. Many of the stories we hear...
Given their role in the conversation about sexual assault, should all-male fraternities be banned?
"Guyland" can perpetuate view of women as sex objects
By Peggy Reeves Sanday
During the last four decades of writing about acquaintance rape, I have not suggested that all-male fraternities be banned, believing that some (by no means all) young men need a same-sex...
Resources working to address sexual assault on campus.
End Rape on Campus
Guidance on using Title IX to file a complaint, access to support groups, FAQs and activism
Know Your IX
Paid medical leave was central issue in new contract.
After more than a year of negotiations, countless rallies and finally an eight-day strike, members of the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation at the University of Oregon reached a contract agreement Dec. 10.
“The decision to strike was a serious undertaking, but it was necessary to put...
STANDING UP FOR CIVIL RIGHTS In the wake of the devastating deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of law enforcement officials late last year, AFT President Randi Weingarten has continued to demonstrate the AFT’s longtime commitment to civil rights. In recent months, she...