UC, Cal State campuses to get sex assault audit

Federal law requires specific steps be taken in cases of sexual assault. Nine current and former UC Berkeley students have filed a federal complaint about campus compliance.

Lawmakers have ordered an audit of four state college campuses after complaints that sexual assault allegations were ignored.

The San Francisco Chronicle says an audit was authorized Wednesday for the University of California, Berkeley, another UC campus and two California State University campuses that will be chosen later.

The audit will examine how the campuses report sexual assaults and whether students are discouraged from reporting them.

Representatives of both systems told the Joint Legislative Audit Committee that they’ll cooperate.

Students testified to the committee that they reported sexual assaults to campus authorities but either got no response or were met with skepticism.


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