Even some victims advocates are calling for a change in the way universities handle cases."The fact that a university lawyer can present evidence against students (accused of assault) and students are not allowed to have a lawyer present is so unfair," said Jonathan Little, an Indianapolis lawyer who represents university sexual assault victims."It cheapens the 90 percent of allegations that are true."The calls come after a string of lawsuits by accused males at Indiana universities, compounded by an increased prevalence of sexual assault on university campuses.As a membership-focused organization, TCFV is firmly committed to serving its members, communities in Texas and thousands of victims of domestic violence and their families.We host an array of dynamic signature conferences, summits, training events, webinars, and prevention efforts throughout the year to support the capacity building of member programs and enhance community responses to family violence throughout the state.In Indiana's most recent case, an unnamed male student last week filed a federal lawsuit in U. District Court in Northern Indiana against Notre Dame.The 47-page complaint states that the university violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 by discriminating against him on the basis of his sex and denied him his Fourteenth Amendment right to due process.“We don’t have any comment on what is pending litigation,” said Dennis Brown, a spokesman for Notre Dame.Date rape, violence, and sexual harassment are also very common occurrences on college and university campuses.
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