“Campus Climate and Culture Initiative”
This stems from a federal complaint filed by some current and former students alleging sexual harassment by professors.
Dartmouth College announces new initiative to combat sexual harassment
Dartmouth College says it is launching a new initiative to combat sexual harassment and abuses of power on campus.
The announcement comes nearly two months after a federal complaint was filed against the Ivy League school by seven current and former graduate students who allege three professors created a toxic environment where female subjects were routinely subjected to sexual harassment and even rape.
A school inquiry led to the resignations of the three professors in 2018 and the school pledged to take steps to improve the campus culture. The new Campus Climate and Culture Initiative is the latest step in that direction, school officials said in a press release.
The new program will include the following components:
– A single policy to address sexual misconduct for faculty, staff, and students, with appropriate processes for adjudicating potential violations;
– A mandatory online sexual violence prevention training program for all faculty, staff, professional and graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars;
– Research advisory committees for all graduate programs “to ensure that all graduate students have access to multiple advisors.”
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