The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a series of technical assistance materials on the Department’s Title IX Regulations to help schools meet their non-discrimination requirements under federal law and help parents, students, and stakeholders understand their rights and protections. The materials were released through OCR’s Outreach, Prevention, Education, and Non-Discrimination (OPEN) Center as part of a dedicated commitment to providing high-quality technical assistance. OCR Title IX Video: Regional Centers and School Consortia OCR’s first webinar will help educators, administrators, and stakeholders better understand how schools can work together to meet certain responsibilities under OCR’s Title IX’s regulations. The video provides information on how schools can coordinate communication on their Title IX Coordinators and non-discrimination policies, and how schools can utilize regional centers or consortia to investigate and adjudicate a sexual harassment complaint. OCR Title IX Video: Bias and Conflicts of Interest OCR’s second new video instructs recipients on how to adopt and publish policies to ensure that sexual harassment allegations are fairly adjudicated, how they must train their Title IX personnel to avoid bias and conflicts of interest, and how they can effectively administer a grievance process in a way that avoids bias and conflicts of […]
Most men think of sexual assault as coercion through physical force—the overly dramatized image of an assailant jumping out of the bushes or lurking in the shadows. That does happen, and those are very clear cases of sexual assault.
However, sexual assault shows up in myriad other ways on college campuses, and yet, far too often men are not forced to reconcile our actions with their consequences when they cause harm.Continue Reading
It all comes down to this: law enforcement and school administrators have to protect survivors—on campus and online.
Moving forward, college campuses must take more effective preventative measures to prevent sexual assault on campus, including increasing security presence, bringing awareness to the incidents of sexual misconduct on campus, and delivering harsher penalties for offenders.Continue Reading
As we endeavor to educate college campuses and communities about sexual assault during National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it is essential to understand the subtle way dangerous relationships can lead to sex trafficking.
College campuses can be ground zero for fighting sexual assault and human trafficking. Leaders on campuses should provide students, faculty, staff, parents, and communities with information to recognize the warning signs of destructive relationships.Continue Reading