For the survivors Pellebon hopes to see schools go above and beyond what Title IX regulations say is required of them. She urged school administration to listen to experienced workers in the field of survivor support.
"I do want colleges to look very, very carefully at what is in place and decide if that's good enough for them," Pellebon said. "And if it's not good enough for them, then what are they going to do to change it?"
Hasselbacher assured students that UW-Madison is here for survivors. "UW -- Madison is still committed to providing the full range of supportive measures, regardless of whether they choose to pursue a formal complaint," Hasselbacher said. "Our goal is to inform survivors of all of their options -- including confidential support resources -- so they can determine what makes sense for them."
Editor's note: This story was updated to note UW-Madison can use other provisions in its campus code of conduct to respond to off-campus misconduct allegations.
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