UltraViolet Praises White House Recommendations for Campus Sexual Assault

Statement from Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of Ultraviolet, on the release of a new White House report today, outlining steps to prevent sexual assault on college campuses:

“This is huge step in the right direction for survivors of sexual assault, and for college students everywhere.

We are thrilled that the White House is taking strong steps in the fight against rape on campuses, but these recommendations must be the first–not the last–step in the actions needed to tackle a brutal epidemic. It is up to college administrators, and local law enforcement and students nationwide to help curb the exploding number of sexual assaults on college campuses.

At Ultraviolet, we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure colleges and universities feel the pressure to comply with the task forces recommendations, and hold schools accountable for when they fail to treat survivors of sexual assault with dignity and justice. American students, no matter where they go to school, and no matter what they study, deserve an education free from the threat of sexual assault.”