Scores of new college students, many already wearing purple and gold, settled into their new homes at East Carolina University on Thursday.
Many universities already have confidential advisers for assault victims, while openings for similar positions at more schools have cropped up on higher-education job websites this summer. American University, Emerson College and East Carolina University are among the schools seeking to fill such positions.
Sex and relationships are always tricky terrain for college students. Those arriving this year are finding schools awash in complaints and headlines about sexual assault and responding with programs aimed at changing campus culture that has been blamed for glorifying dorm-bed conquests, excusing rape and providing a safe haven for assailants.