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Should College Rankings Reflect How A School Handles Rape?

Should students be aware of a school’s sexual assault policies before they choose to attend? Ultra Violet–an organization focused on improving women’s rights—thinks so.

The organization has asked The Princeton Review to include sexual assault policies in its college rankings system. Ultra Violet explains in a letter to The Princeton Review: “Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors consult your guides before deciding where to apply, and ultimately where to go to college. They deserve to know if the schools they have picked have a rape problem.”

The Princeton Reviewed responded by saying, “While some individuals have asked The Princeton Review to rank colleges on campus sexual assault records, we have never–nor do we expect ever to–create rankings on matters of campus crime, including sexual assaults. Such issues involve very serious and complex legal matters.”

Fusion’s Alicia Menendez spoke to Ultra Violet co-founder Shaunna Thomas about the organization’s goal and how they plan to achieve it.

Credit: Andrea Torres and Bianca Perez

Should College Rankings Reflect How A School Handles Rape?

Should students be aware of a school’s sexual assault policies before they choose to attend? Ultra Violet–an organization focused on improving women’s rights—thinks so.

The organization has asked The Princeton Review to include sexual assault policies in its college rankings system. Ultra Violet explains in a letter to The Princeton Review: “Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors consult your guides before deciding where to apply, and ultimately where to go to college. They deserve to know if the schools they have picked have a rape problem.”

The Princeton Reviewed responded by saying, “While some individuals have asked The Princeton Review to rank colleges on campus sexual assault records, we have never–nor do we expect ever to–create rankings on matters of campus crime, including sexual assaults. Such issues involve very serious and complex legal matters.”

Fusion’s Alicia Menendez spoke to Ultra Violet co-founder Shaunna Thomas about the organization’s goal and how they plan to achieve it.

Credit: Andrea Torres and Bianca Perez

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