The U.S. Department of Education issued on Wednesday a new regulation that makes changes in the manner that colleges handle sexual misconduct allegations. Details of the new regulation are available on the U.S. Department of Education website.
"Too many students have lost access to their education because their school inadequately responded when a student filed a complaint of sexual harassment or sexual assault," Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a press release. "This new regulation requires schools to act in meaningful ways to support survivors of sexual misconduct, without sacrificing important safeguards to ensure a fair and transparent process.”
To learn how college students feel about the new regulation, TAPinto Greater Olean reporters conduced a series of interviews Wednesday. The links below show what the students said.
Landon Allison, Junior Environmental Studies and Journalism Major at St. Bonaventure University
Alex Bennett, Sophomore Social Welfare Major at Stony Brook University
William Delaney, MBA in Accounting Student at St. Bonaventure University
Carlos Dominguez, Senior Business Management Major at St. Bonaventure University
Natalie Forster, Senior Journalism Major at St. Bonaventure University
Samuel Grey, Sophomore Kinesiology Major at the College at Brockport
Patrick Jordan, Junior Criminology Major at St. Bonaventure University
Donnie Moffat, Senior Journalism Major at St. Bonaventure University
Caroline Orfano, Junior Sports Studies Major at St. Bonaventure University
Bessie Pantano, Sophomore Journalism Major at St. Bonaventure University
Natalie Peraino, Senior Business Administration Major at the College at Brockport
David Post, Sophomore Marketing Major at Genesee Community College
Ethan Pryor, Junior Journalism Major at St. Bonaventure University
Brianna Ragonese, Senior Accounting and Finance Major at St. Bonaventure University
Maria Ragonese, Senior English and Adolescence Education Double Major
Anastasia Smith, English Major at St. Bonaventure University
Kristen Sortore, Junior Social Work and Psychology Major at Nazareth College
Jalen Teabout, Senior Management Major at St. Bonaventure University
TAPinto Greater Olean reporters Layne Dowdall, Connor Griffin, Michael Hogan, Hannah Legacy, Jeff Uveino and Nick Ventura conducted the student interviews.
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