New York Campus Sexual Assault Attorneys

Have You Or A Loved One Faced Sexual Assault On Campus?You Deserve to Have Your Voice Heard.

Sexual violence and abuse are all too common throughout colleges and universities across the nation. While campuses are expected to be proactive in preventing such injustices, a lack of precautionary measures often leaves victims susceptible to the whims of their abusers.

What makes matters worse is that for many years, these educational institutions often disregarded the issue, leaving their victims out in the cold.

When an educational entity fails to safeguard their students, they are breaking the law. This means both the institution and perpetrator who committed the act of sexual assault can be held legally accountable.

There are certain laws set in place to protect the victims of sexual assault or rape on campus, and the attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP have a thorough understanding of these safeguards. Through our extensive experience, we are able to provide unmatched legal care and guidance for those who have suffered sexual assault on a public school, college, university, or other educational institution.

If you or a loved one have been a victim of campus sexual assault, contact the compassionate team of Hach & Rose, LLP at 646-685-8045 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.

Most schools, including private institutions and K-12 campuses, must adhere to Title IX. This federal civil rights law states:
  • “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
  • Title IX is also intended to set standards for sexual harassment, sexual violence, or any gender-based discrimination, even if the incident takes place off-campus.
  • It is the responsibility of these schools to prevent sexual assault or harassment on their campuses. This includes stopping retaliation from other students, school administrators, or faculty.
  • The Clery Act is another federal law that is meant to protect the rights of survivors of campus sexual assault. This deals primarily with colleges and universities. The laws require that campuses:
    • Notify survivors of counseling resources.
    • Notify survivors of their options to report the sexual assault to the school, a local law enforcement agency, or both.
    • Provide meaning academic or living accommodations that do not burden the survivor.
    • Notify the sexual assault survivor of the final outcome of any disciplinary proceedings that take place.

    Campuses should create an environment that protects sexual assault survivors while holding perpetrators accountable to the fullest degree possible. When an educational institution fails to protect victims of sexual assault, a civil lawsuit can be filed against the institution for their negligence and for further enabling abusive activity.

    You have rights and the trustworthy sexual assault attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP know exactly how to hold institutions responsible. Do not hesitate to contact our experienced attorneys at 646-632-2017 for more information on how we can help you.

Sexual assault regards any sexual physical act against a person’s will or if it occurs when the victim is not capable of providing consent. As per The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), some forms of sexual assault include:
  • Attempted rape (attempt to penetrate the victim)
  • Unwanted physical sexual touch
  • Forceful sexual acts on perpetrator’s body
  • Rape (penetration of the victim)

Acts of sexual abuse are more common than any other crime on campus. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men face sexual assault in college.

Despite these numbers, it is generally believed that the vast majority of cases go unreported for a number of reasons, including but not limited to:
  • The victim feels as if they need to be personally responsible for the situation and avoid telling the authorities.
  • The victim has feelings of embarrassment or shame.
  • The victim has a legitimate fear of reprisal from either the perpetrator, other students, or college/university employees.
  • The victim simply did not seek police intervention.

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, up to 90 percent of college sexual assault cases go unreported. Educational entities are responsible for taking action against abusers and fairly representing victims that reach out. Campus failure to ensure the safety of students, investigate the situation thoroughly, or reprimand the perpetrator, further enables such situations of injustice and violates the law.

You do NOT have to remain quiet. You do NOT have to be afraid. The sexual assault attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP understand exactly what it takes to obtain legal recovery against the individuals and institutions that have harmed you.

You are NOT alone. We will be with you every step of the way until you obtain the justice you deserve.

Just like colleges, our public schools are expected to safeguard all students. Educational institutions must uphold Title IX to protect against but not limited to:
  • Private school sexual abuse
  • Public school sexual abuse
  • School bus/transportation sexual abuse
Acts of sexual abuse on public or private school campuses can include but are not limited to:
  • “Quid pro quo” sexual harassment by a teacher or school employee
  • Unwanted touch, comments, and/or gestures by a teacher, school official, another student, or school volunteer Sexual assault or violence by students or faculty
  • Inappropriate texting
  • Cyberbullying through social media
If you or a loved one have are being sexually harassed at school, consider taking the following steps:
  • Do NOT blame yourself for the actions of your abuser or harasser.
  • Tell the individual who is harassing you that their behavior is inappropriate and hurtful to you. Make your message loud and clear.
  • Write down any and all occasions of the harassment. Make sure to include what happened, when it happened, where, and who else may have seen or heard the incident.
  • Provide details about how the harassment/assault made you feel and what you did in response. Save this information in a safe place.
  • If you or a loved one are dealing with cyberbullying, save and store the harassing content before it gets deleted.
  • Report the assault or abuse to the proper authorities. If you notify a school official, do so verbally as well as through writing, and make sure to keep a copy of any notifications you provide.
  • Speak with the Title IX office to learn more about filing a claim.
  • File a complaint with a government agency.
  • Seek out legal aid if you want to file a lawsuit against the school.
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