A college student tells me she’s been raped. What am I supposed to do?

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that one large, public university is about to roll out a new plan that does NOT require faculty to report when a female student says she’s been raped.

The new policy, announced this week, comes at a time when colleges nationwide are struggling to meet the demands of tough but confusing requirements under the federal gender-equity law known as Title IX. …

While other universities have been tweaking their reporting requirements, Oregon’s approach stands out because it is especially nuanced in the way it details employees’ duties.

The policy creates three tiers of reporting responsibility, with faculty falling into the category of those who will take their cues from students. If a student says she was raped but isn’t ready to a report it, her professor can generally honor that request.

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