It’s On Us is a movement dedicated to ending campus sexual assaults.
“It’s On Us was founded in September 2014 as an initiative of the Obama-Biden White House. The program launched following recommendations from the White House Task Force to Prevent Sexual Assault that noted the importance of calling everyone into the conversation on sexual assault prevention.”
Know Your Title IX is a movement led by survivors and youth dedicated to empowering students to end sexual and dating violence in schools.
“Founded in 2013, Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led project of Advocates for Youth that aims to empower students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools. We envision a world in which all students can pursue their civil right to educations free from violence and harassment. We recognize that gender violence is both a cause of inequity and a consequence of it, and we believe that women, transgender, and gender non-conforming students will not have equality in education or opportunity until the violence ends. We draw upon the civil rights law Title IX as an alternative to the criminal legal system — one that is more just and responsive to the educational, emotional, financial, and stigmatic harms of violence.”
David C. Yamada, The Employment Law Rights of Student Interns, 35 Conn. L. Rev. 215 (2002).
“Large and growing numbers of post-secondary students are working in internships for little or no pay, often while giving up the legal rights of most employees. This article examines the employment law rights of student interns, especially with regard to minimum wage standards and discrimination law.”
Doe v. Mercy Catholic Medical Center, 850 F.3d 545 (3d Cir. 2017).
In this 3rd Circuit decision, the court concludes that an employee may litigate a Title IX discrimination claim independent of or concurrent with a Title VII claim.
O’Connor v. Davis, 126 F.3d 112 (2d Cir. 1997).
Plaintiff interning with Rockland hospital as a student a Maymount College could not succeed under Title VII claim nor a Title IX claim because she was not considered an “employee” and because Rockland was not considered an “education institution.”
Cynthia Grant Bowman & MaryBeth Lipp, Legal Limbo of The Student Intern: The Responsibility of Colleges and Universities to Protect Student Interns Against Sexual Harassment, 23 Harv. Women’s L.J. 95 (2000).
“Professors Cynthia Grant Bowman and MaryBeth Lipp explore how some student interns may fall through the gaps between Title VII and Title IX. They demonstrate that under current law, no one may be held liable for the sexual harassment of unpaid student interns. They emphasize, however, that Title IX should address this problem.”
Maeve Duggan, Pew Research Center: Online Harassment (2017)
This recent study shows that two-thirds of young adults ages 18-29 have been subject to some type of online sexual harassment, and this behavior disproportionately targets women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and those with disabilities
Nan Stein, Sexual Harassment Left Behind: What the Bullying Framework, Wellesley Centers for Women lunchtime Seminar Series, Nov. 4, 2010.
“In this presentation, Senior Research Scientist Nan Stein, Ed.D., will discuss three main points related to the use of the label “bullying” in schools: the term “bullying” is imprecise and vague, and used as a default, a crutch, and a place holder; there is no agreement on the definition of “bullying,” and neither state laws nor researchers can agree on a common definition; and claims of effectiveness of classroom interventions/curriculum on bullying reduction are often inflated, exaggerated, and self-serving, and should be met with skepticism.”