University And Campus Assaults

College should be a time of self-discovery and newfound independence. For most college students, this is the first time living away from home.

Unfortunately for some students, college is not a positive experience because of sexual assault. Rape, sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct on college campuses are quite common.

When these forms of abuse are initiated by a member of staff or faculty, the victim may feel helpless. It can be difficult to know who to trust, especially because some institutions participate in covering up sexual misconduct by members of staff.

The attorneys at Grewal Law PLLC stand up for those who have experienced sexual abuse on college campuses. We represent the survivors of sexual abuse and assault initiated by:

  • Professors
  • Campus doctors
  • Residential advisers (RAs)
  • Teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Football players
  • Basketball players
  • Other sports team members

The Importance Of Reporting Campus Assaults

Sadly, many rapes and sexual assaults on campus colleges go unreported.

Why is this?

When the conduct is initiated by a member of the faculty, the survivor may not know who to go to for help.

Sometimes, the administration is aware of the conduct but does nothing to stop it. The institution may even be aware of repeat offenders who have abused students over the course of years.

Others don't go forward for fear of not being believed.

It is important to remember that sexual assault and rape are never the victim's fault. It is important to report the conduct to law enforcement and the university. The victim should also be aware of his or her legal rights and options, which an attorney from our firm can assist with.

Determining Responsibility

When an assault occurs on a university campus, who is responsible? The abuser or the institution?

While every case is different, more than one party may be held responsible. The abuser may be a member of faculty or staff, but the educational institution may also be held responsible.

Our attorneys will take a close look into your case to determine who is responsible for the abuse that occurred on campus, and help you identify a course of legal action.

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