Caroline Heldman

caroline-heldmanCaroline Heldman is the Chair of the Politics Department at Occidental College and a co-founder of the Oxy Sexual Assault Coalition (OSAC). She is also the lead complainant on the Clery and Title IX complaints filed against Occidental College on April 1, 2013 and April 18, 2013, respectively. Dr. Heldman is one of eleven people that reporter Jason Felch used to source his stories on Occidental College’s ongoing issues with sexual assault/rape. She was the primary source for Felch’s December 7, 2013 article asserting that Occidental College failed to report 27 cases of sexual assault/rape in 2012.

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Caroline Heldman: Almost no schools expel rapists or take other basic measures to shift rape culture on their campuses due to perverse institutional incentives, such as concerns of being sued by perpetrators or financial and reputational loss from admitting there’s a problem.

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Caroline Heldman: Occidental College administrators have given conflicting explanations for the 27-case gap in its 2012 sexual assaults report, and some of their explanations are blatant violations of federal reporting requirements.