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Information and updates regarding COVID-19Updated: October 21, 2020

Title IX Resources

COVID-19 update

In an effort to keep campus safe, the Title IX Office staff is working remotely during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). until further notice. We are available to answer your questions, provide support and help you find the resources you need in your area. We encourage you to email the Title IX Coordinator or the Title IX Investigator for any needs.

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Title IX 

The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities, and it is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) not to discriminate. The University is committed to maintaining an environment that is safe and free from sexual violence, sexual harassment, and sexual assault including domestic or dating violence, and stalking.

The Title IX office oversees all issues having to do with sexualized violence, sexual assault, rape, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, sexual harassment, sex discrimination, stalking, and pregnancy and parenting rights. For more information see the University's Title IX Policy.

 

A Letter of Advice for Friends, Family, and Supporters of Survivors

There is not one way survivors respond to trauma. It is not easy to tell someone you love that you have been assaulted, and many survivors remain unable, even years later, to tell those they love that they were violated out of shame and other emotions. Some, for fear of safety and lack of support, know they cannot tell their family. Yet there are other survivors who will tell those they love immediately and ask for support.

In this letter the staff of End Rape Now share some basic information based on trauma informed research, their own experiences, and the experiences of the hundreds of survivors whom they have supported.

Some schools are rethinking sex ed with lessons on consent

"The changing culture around sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement has some states and school districts rethinking their sex ed curriculum to include healthy relationships, preventing violence and ensuring consent. " Special Correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week visits a Washington, D.C., school that is committed to comprehensive sexuality education in this July 10, 2018,  PBS NewsHour segment.