This investigation into sexual assault on college campuses marks the Center’s first major collaborative effort with our partners in the Investigative News Network, a coalition of some two dozen mostly nonprofit news organizations dedicated to watchdog journalism. Below are descriptions of and links to the stories they have produced in partnership with our project. We’ll be updating this page as new stories are published.
Athletic Club Weekend Turns into Nightmare for College Freshman
Emily Lorenzen turned to college administrators for help after she was hazed into drinking too much alcohol and woke up naked in bed next to a persistent upperclassman whose advances she had spurned. She found a lack of concern and a desire to protect the university, and says the college investigation and disciplinary process victimized her again. But the experience spurred her father, then head of the board of higher education in the state of Oregon, to begin making changes in that state that could have long-ranging impact for young victims like Emily in the future.