The Answers You Need
Why don't students report through the police, shouldn't it be a criminal conviction?
As of now, when a student is found responsible for sexual misconduct, their school will not know, regardless of how they're found responsible. So, even if a student has been found responsible through the criminal courts, and they apply to a college, their school will not be aware.
What about those who make false accusations? Do the notations stay on the transcript forever?
According to RAINN, the prevalence of false reporting is between 2-8%. There will be an appeal process, and students will be able to accompany the notation with a statement. The notation terminates five years after a disciplinary proceeding is completed, or one year after the initiation of a proceeding if it is still pending.
How can I get involved?
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