Reported rapes at Pitzer College almost doubled in 2018, but students and administrators say the spike could actually mean students feel more comfortable about reporting incidents.
CW: sexual violence, sexual assault The Claremont Colleges released their 2018 Clery Reports on crime Oct. 1, which indicated, among other statistics, an increase in reported cases of sexual violence at Pitzer College, Harvey Mudd College, and Scripps College. Pomona College’s former Title IX Coordinator Daren Mooko explained in 2016
In 1990, the United States Congress unanimously passed the Jeane Clery Act, requiring universities to disclose statistics about crime on and around campus so students could properly evaluate their school’s safety. The intent of the law is clear: colleges ought to make information about crime on and around campus publicly
On Oct. 1, 2016, the Claremont Colleges released their 2015 Clery Reports on crime at each college, which indicated, among other statistics, that Pomona College was the only school that experienced a decline in the number of rapes reported from 2014 to 2015. However, some Pomona administrators worry that this statistic