VIDEO: Columbia students skeptical dancing, poetry can prevent sexual assault
Students at Columbia University aren’t too confident that the school’s new mandatory sexual respect education programs will curtail sexual assault on campus.
Columbia officially unveiled the required program on Wednesday. In order to register for classes or receive a diploma, students must fulfill one of five options by March.
One of the five options is an “arts option” where students can choose to write a poem or create a dance.
Campus Reform spent an afternoon on Columbia’s campus to gauge students’ reactions to the policy.
“They should make it easy if women are assaulted or raped, make it easier for them to report it to the police, that’s it,” one student told Campus Reform. “Anything else is not going to work.”