Costly federal mandates for how colleges across the country must handle cases of sexual assault has some schools in Virginia talking about pooling resources to do the job.
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that college presidents discussed the idea during a meeting of the Virginia State Council of Higher Education earlier this week.
Teresa M. Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, said a shared system for handling such cases would help smaller colleges comply with federal rules.
According a university spokesman, University of Virginia had spent $1.5 million to be in compliance.
Here is the link to the Chronicle story - http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/jp/virginia-college-leaders-ponder-sharing-resources-in-cases-of-sexual-assault?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en
Here is the link to the U.S. Dept. of Justice site for Title IX regs.