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17-Feb-2016 14:52

This article is the final part of our four-part series on teen and young-adult relationship violence, sexual assault and stalking, which often overlap in unhealthy relationships.

To read our first installment on stalking, click here.

She suggested Ortiz speak to the dean of students, who offered to set up an informal mediation between Ortiz and her ex.

Informal mediations are prohibited under federal gender equity law Title IX, as well as the University of Chicago’s own policies, even on a voluntary basis, "in matters involving allegations of sexual assault." But Ortiz didn't know that, and the dean who suggested the process didn’t tell her.

Questions about sexual assault policies in higher education have emerged as a national issue in recent years as more young women file complaints with the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights about how their cases are handled by campus administrators.

The Obama administration took up the cause this year, creating a task force in January and releasing in May a list of 55 colleges under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.

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“Dating abuse starts when dating starts,” which can be as early as middle school.

Colleges also would have to provide more information, including a list of possible sanctions, about how disciplinary cases involving sexual violence are handled.