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Phoenix 101: New Campus Sexual Assault Guidelines

Education secretary Betsy Devos made good on her promise to overturn Obama-era guidelines for campus sexual assault.

After criticizing Obama-era guidelines for how colleges handle sexual assault, President Donald Trump’s secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, rolled back those guidelines and announced temporary rules designed to protect the rights of the accused.

What stays the same

What could change

What does this mean for Loyola?

In an email to students, Loyola’s Office of the Dean of Students restated its commitment to fair gender-based misconduct procedures, saying its procedures will not be affected.

Two laws could limit what can change at Loyola:

The Violence Against Women Act, which requires schools to report and track gender-based misconduct, is still in effect, so Loyola will continue to track and report complaints.

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