Dating violence in college
She suggested Ortiz speak to the dean of students, who offered to set up an informal mediation between Ortiz and her ex.
Informal mediations are prohibited under federal gender equity law Title IX, as well as the University of Chicago’s own policies, even on a voluntary basis, "in matters involving allegations of sexual assault." But Ortiz didn't know that, and the dean who suggested the process didn’t tell her.
Universities all over the country are under fire for how they handle sexual assault under Title IX, the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program.
The college will comply with all court-ordered injunctions (restraining orders) that involve Daytona State College.Olivia Ortiz met her first boyfriend when she was an 18-year-old sophomore at the University of Chicago.She said she set “pretty strong sexual boundaries” with him from the start: He was a 21-year-old senior, but he was also her first kiss, and she told him she didn’t want to go any further than that until she felt comfortable.To learn more about reporting a crime, visit our Reporting Crime page.You are also encouraged to pursue an injunction for protection, (often known as a "restraining order"), with court officials.