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Sexual Assault / Rape

Updated: 
February 17, 2017

What if I am sexually assaulted at school?

Numerous federal laws require that educational institutions, including local school districts, post-secondary institutions, charter schools, for-profit schools, libraries and museums take steps to both prevent sexual violence as well as address complaints of sexual violence. The organization Know Your IX has information that may be able to help you learn the laws that protect you at educational institutions and the resources available to you. Additionally, the organization Stop Sexual Assault in Schools provides resources that address sexual assault and sexual harassment in schools. You can also find legal resources on our Finding a Lawyer page.