Hillsdale College campus has high risk of rape due to its failed response, lawsuit says

Hillsdale College students face “an unusually high risk of sexual assault” because the college fails to have or enforce proper policies that prevent sexual assault and responds with “sham investigations” and victim-blaming, according to two students who filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday.

The lawsuit is seeking certification as a class action.

Danielle Villarreal, a former student who left Hillsdale and is now a junior at Vanderbilt University, said the aim of the lawsuit also is to “shed light on a systemic issue at Hillsdale College concerning how sexual assault reports are handled.”

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