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The Office of Equal Opportunity & Sexual Harassment / Title IX Compliance (OEOSH/TC) is the campus office responsible for the University's compliance with federal and state laws and University policies and procedures regarding discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment for students, staff and faculty. OEOSH/TC works to promote and integrate the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, nondiscrimination and excellence through diversity on campus.

Latest News

  • New Job, Old Habits

    When professors leave one job due to sexual harassment allegations, they can land new jobs and repeat the behavior elsewhere, a recent case involving the University of Delaware and San Diego State University suggests.

  • Escalating Demands

    The number and complexity of students' demands of administrations is going up -- and some of the items deal with issues typically left to faculty governance.

  • Confronting Controversy

    Many people have argued that the recent student protests at colleges and universities across the country primarily involve free speech issues. For their part, the protesters disagree, arguing that the issues they seek to address are racism, exclusivity and bigotry in all its forms -- from fecal swastikas smeared on bathroom walls to racial slurs and microaggressions.

  • Taking a Stand for Free Speech

    Several dozen Yale University faculty members on Monday issued an open letter defending the right of free speech, and offering support for Erika and Nicholas Christakis, whom some students want ousted from their positions leading a residential college.

  • Demanding 10 Percent

    Increasing faculty diversity has long been a priority on college campuses, but the recent, widespread student protests over race relations have made the issue all the more urgent. And while a number of institutions already have pledged additional resources to increasing faculty diversity, questions remain about how realistic some of these goals are -- at least in the near term.

  • Journalists Are Condemning Flawed Campus Rape Science. Will Activists Do The Same?

    A mainstream news outlet has taken notice of Reason’s investigative work on the misleading science undergirding The Hunting Ground, a work of anti-rape advocacy that greatly mischaracterizes the nature of sexual assault on college campuses. In a brilliant article titled “The Hunting Ground Uses a Striking Statistic About Campus Rape That’s Almost Certainly False,” New York Magazine’s Jesse Singal accuses Lisak of peddling “questionable research” that “leads people astray.”

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