Title IX

How WU responded to DeVos Title IX regulations amid the pandemic

Following US Department of Education regulations that limited Title IX’s scope in May 2020, Washington University’s Title IX and Gender Equity Office, the Rape and Sexual Violence Prevention Center and student groups such as Title Mine have worked to implement a variety of new initiatives addressing the DeVos regulations.

| Staff Reporter

‘Our safety hangs in the balance’: Students demand WU take action to prevent sexual violence and support survivors

In a protest titled “Wash. U. Has a Problem,” organized by the group in charge of the Instagram account @metoowashu, students gathered across campus to demand that Washington University take action to prevent sexual violence.

| News Editor

SU and Title Mine host town hall explaining WU’s Title IX guidance for student groups

Student Union and Title Mine, a survivor-focused activist group on campus, held a town hall, Feb. 4, with Washington University administrators to discuss new guidelines for student groups regarding Title IX issues in light of the Trump administration’s changes to federal policy.

| Senior News Editor

New Gender Equity Grievance Process fills gaps left by federal Title IX regulations

In response to new regulations from the U.S. Department of Education narrowing the scope of Title IX, Washington University has implemented new Title IX grievance processes and added a new procedure to cover instances of sexual misconduct that fall outside of the revised federal policy.

| Senior News Editor

Campus Life and Title IX’s jurisdiction, explained

In light of the recent controversy surrounding Kappa Sigma’s new pledge class, Title IX and Campus Life are clarifying their respective roles in the response process to allegations of sexual assault.

| Senior News Editor

‘They will still be involved with the process, having fun, a part of the house’: Kappa Sigma places two pledges on suspension

Following accusations of sexual assault against students in Kappa Sigma’s spring pledge class, the fraternity placed two new pledges on suspension.

and | News Editors

Title Mine presents new initiatives to administration

Title Mine presented five proposals relating to the Title IX office and survivor support systems on campus to Chancellor Andrew Martin Nov. 23.

| Managing Editor

‘Good enough is zeroing out’: Students, faculty discuss next steps following AAU campus climate survey results

Washington University administrators hosted a listening session to discuss how to rebuild trust in the University’s Title IX process and how the University can address sexual violence on campus following the results of the 2019 AAU Campus Climate Survey Oct. 17.

| Senior News Editor

AAU Campus Climate Survey reveals increase of reported nonconsensual sexual contact on campus

42.5% of undergraduate women will experience nonconsensual sexual contact with physical force by their fourth year at Washington University, according to findings released in the Association of American Universities (AAU) Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct, Oct. 15.

| Senior News Editor

Senate passes three resolutions in opposition to federal and state Title IX legislation

Student Union Senate passed three resolutions in opposition to federal and Missouri legislation regarding the Title IX process on college campuses, April 23.

| Senior News Editor

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