AASCU STATEMENT ON INVITATION TO SECRETARY OF EDUCATION BETSY DeVOS’S ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON CAMPUS SEXUAL VIOLENCE

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) appreciates the opportunity Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos afforded Dianne Harrison (President, California State University, Northridge), John Jasinski (President, Northwest Missouri State University) and Michael Zola (Vice President for Government Relations, AASCU) to participate in the roundtable discussion DeVos held on campus sexual violence. AASCU and its members are committed to working with the Department of Education to prevent instances of campus sexual misconduct and to address any violations through appropriate and effective disciplinary processes. Today’s summit was a constructive first step, and we look forward to continued engagement with DeVos and the Department on this important topic.

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The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of more than 400 public colleges, universities, and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development. These are institutions Delivering America’s Promise of Opportunities for All.