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Sexual Misconduct

Rise in sexual assault violations at William and Mary may be a good sign

Rise in sexual assault violations at William and Mary may be a good sign

Sexual assault reports have been on the rise over the past few years at the College of William and Mary, and this may be a good sign, said Kiersten Boyce, the chief compliance officer and Title IX coordinator for the college.

Boyce said the rise in reports was something she predicted and, in some ways,, something she wanted to happen. In 2010-2011, Boyce said the student affairs professionals at William and Mary knew there was sexual misconduct going on, but students were not reporting it. Over the last few years, Boyce said they have worked to change that.

In 2014, college President Taylor Reveley created the

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