Advocates for fighting sexual assault on campuses around the nation, President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden have taken many steps to better handle sexual assault on university campuses
The two officials amped up their efforts by announcing that they will no longer visit campuses run by staff who aren’t serious about assault charges
Under the policy, President Barack Obama, Biden, their wives and members of the Cabinet will no longer visit higher education institutions where officials are deemed to be doing a poor job taking on the troubling frequency of reported sexual assaults, according to Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post
This new rule is the latest in a series of steps taken by the White House to make it easier for victims to report the crime urging schools punish offenders
There are currently 253 ongoing investigations into how schools are handling sexual assaults by the Department of Education, basically 5 times the amount two years ago
Both the president and vice president have long sought to raise awareness about the issues
Biden told the Post he’d like to take away federal money from colleges and universities that fail to “put the pedal to the metal”
Biden is a spokesman for the White House’s “It’s On Us” campaign to end sexual assault before it takes place
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