In response to queries, all of them said they are paying more attention to sexual misconduct and are looking at how to improve their policies and support victims better. A spokesman for the Nanyang Technological University NTU said it recently strengthened its policy and procedures on harassment in January to provide students with proper channels to seek help and to investigate reports of harassment. The spokesman said it is now relooking certain policies and how effective they are.
Sexually transmitted diseases are very prevalent in our society. These diseases can be passed between anyone through infected fluids and skin can last anywhere from days to an entire lifetime. If you are sexually active, be sure to get yourself tested!
In November a grand jury indicted Mahaffeybut now the Dallas County District Attorney's Office has dropped the charges, indicating that it does not have enough evidence to prosecute him. Mahaffey is a member of the fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon and a legacy whose great-great-grandfather was on SMU's founding committee. True, prosecuting sexual assault cases on college campuses can be difficult, but something about this story appears suspicious: A grand jury indicts a student from a very wealthy family with tremendous influence in one of Texas' most prominent universities, but then, at the sole discretion of the DA's Office, the charges of sexual assault on another male student are dropped.
Both universities have ongoing reviews of their disciplinary framework, with SMU president Lily Kong saying on Wednesday Apr 24 that the review will consider international best practices. A view of the SMU campus. He was also ordered to go for mandatory counselling sessions, perform 30 hours of community service and write a letter of apology.
The Education Department released the full list of colleges and universities on May 1. This is the first time the list of schools suspected of sexual violence problems has been made public. Massachusetts is home to the most schools on the list: Six institutions are under investigation, including Harvard and Boston University.
Southern Methodist University is one of 55 colleges nationwide under federal investigation for possible violations over handling sexual violence and harassment complaints. It's one of two institutions listed in Texas. Release of the list is unprecedented.
The New Paper was alerted to this by SMU student George Ng right23, who's doing a double major in information systems management and finance. The Year 2 student said he was "the planner" behind the ambush, which involved about seven other male students. His female friend who was allegedly being harassed is a fellow Year 2 student in SMU's business school, he said.
Sexual assault will not be tolerated. Sexual assault is any unwanted act of a sexual nature imposed by one person upon another and includes such activities as kissing, fondling, oral or anal sex, intercourse, or other forms of penetration, without consent. Sexual assault can occur between strangers but it can also occur in a dating relationship or between spouses.
A Southern Methodist University student reported she was sexually assaulted early Monday morning by a student acquaintance in a campus dorm room, according to SMU police. No arrest had been made as of Wednesday. Campus police issued a crime alert to students and faculty and were investigating the alleged incident, which the student said occurred in Perkins Hall.