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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following accusations of sexual assault against students in Kappa Sigma’s spring pledge class, the fraternity placed two new pledges on suspension.
Title Mine presented five proposals relating to the Title IX office and survivor support systems on campus to Chancellor Andrew Martin Nov. 23.
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.
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.
Student Union Senate passed three resolutions in opposition to federal and Missouri legislation regarding the Title IX process on college campuses, April 23.
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