The University of Maryland at College Park adopted a new sexual misconduct policy this month — with special procedures for investigation and discipline — after lengthy deliberations on fine points such as how to define sexual assault and what role attorneys should play.
Ian Tolino stands in the fraternity basement in College Park, Md., facing 57 brothers. They sit in a half-oval around him, shoulders hunched, fiddling with phones. He recognizes this posture, the collective eye-roll: Why do I have to be here?
He felt the same way, three years ago, when some guy visited his fraternity to talk about rape. Like tonight’s presentation, it was mandatory. Only one detail that day shook Tolino awake, a statistic from the Department of Justice: One in five college women will be sexually assaulted before graduation.
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