Dartmouth Joins National Effort to Prevent Sexual Violence in STEM Fields

Apr 17, 2019

Credit NHPR Staff

Dartmouth College is joining dozens of schools across the country in a new effort to address sexual harassment in collaboration with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

The National Academies issued a report last year detailing high rates of harassment and assault in STEM fields. Now, on the heels of that report, the group is bringing academic leaders together to enact positive change.

They’ll meet over the course of four years with a focus on raising awareness about discrimination and sexual violence, as well as developing standards to measure progress on prevention.

Dartmouth is in the process of implementing its own, wide-ranging plan to address harassment on campus.

The school is also fighting a multimillion dollar lawsuit stemming from its neuroscience department, where a group of current and former students say administrators failed to protect them from harassment and assault by tenured faculty members.

Dartmouth has denied the charges.