Sixty colleges and universities across the U.S. are currently under investigation for violating the Title IX law by allegedly mishandling sexual-assault cases on campus. All types of schools have been caught up in the still-widening scandal, from Harvard to Cisco Junior College in Texas.
In April, Bloomberg Businessweek explored why so many of these cases have recently been opened and why this has become a national issue. Earlier this year, the White House convened the Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault to address the problem. The group released its first report in April which opens with the line, “One in five women is sexually assaulted in college.” (PDF) If you have a daughter and you send her to college, the White House is saying, she essentially has a 20 percent chance of being raped.