Title IX Network Takes Colleges to Task for Mishandling Rape ReportsCallie Beusman11/19/13 2:00pmFiled to: rape rapeknow your ixix networkcampus rapeamhersthorrible456EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkOn Thursday November 14, federal complaints were filed against both Vanderbilt and Amherst — two schools that have had highly-publicized, ghastly rape cases in the past year — alleging that the college administrations both mishandled reports of sexual assault and permitted a hostile sexual environment to flourish on campus. This comes on the heels of a Title IX complaint filed against UConn by seven students and former students earlier this month. Finally, thankfully, deeply necessarily, colleges are being held accountable for their willful ignorance and neglect of a campus sexual assault problem that's reached epidemic proportions. But what has galvanized and empowered so many students to take such seemingly daunting legal action?ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.