Survey results show students are more engaged in discussions about sexual assault, but remain unaware of resources.
The U.S. Department of Education today issued proposed regulations governing the way universities handle allegations of sexual assault and harassment as outlined under Title IX, the federal law that protects individuals from gender discrimination and ensures equal access in educational programs and activities. The proposal is now open for public comment, and the regulations will not go into effect until this period closes and the department reviews the comments.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights will visit the U Feb. 21-23. As part of this visit, OCR will hold five focus groups for students to attend.
Most trust campus to handle cases well but many don’t know how to report or access resources.
Sherrie Hayashi joined the U two months ago as the Title IX coordinator and director of the Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.