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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.

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  • Woman Who Alleged Rape by 3 Oregon Athletes Will Get $800,000 Settlement

    A civil lawsuit filed against the University of Oregon by a student who said she had been raped by three basketball players has been settled, the university announced on Tuesday.

  • ‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen

    More has changed in the past few years for women who allege rape than in all the decades since the women’s movement began. Consider the evidence of October 2014, when a Philadelphia magazine reporter at a Hannibal Buress show uploaded a clip of the comedian talking about Bill Cosby: “He gets on TV, ‘Pull your pants up, black people … I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom.’ Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches … I guess I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch Cosby Show reruns. Dude’s image, for the most part, it’s fucking public Teflon image. I’ve done this bit onstage and peopl…

  • Dating Violence Poses Unique Questions for Colleges

    "A dispute between students." Those words, said Olivia A. Ortiz, were used by campus administrators in 2012 to describe her allegations of abusive behavior, including several sexual assaults, by her then-boyfriend. It was the University of Chicago senior's first relationship, and she said she didn’t know at first that the behavior constituted dating violence.

  • A ‘scarlet letter’ for students implicated in sex assaults: D.C. bill sparks debate

    No one said this was an easy issue. As people considered a bill from D.C. Council member Anita Bonds aimed at preventing campus sexual assault, in part by requiring colleges to permanently mark the transcript of a student found responsible by school officials for a sexual assault, they tended to look at the extremes.

  • LGBT Students Face More Sexual Harassment And Assault, And More Trouble Reporting It

    It was September of their sophomore year at Tufts University in 2012 when John Kelly went to a party and saw someone who had sexually assaulted them only two weeks earlier. The party was at a "queer student's apartment," said Kelly, who prefers the pronouns "they," "them" and "their" and who identifies as genderqueer, meaning their gender identity does not align with traditional binary definitions of male or female.

  • USF Student Who Deleted Emails About His Sexual Assault Charge Latest To Lose In Title IX Lawsuit

    A federal judge recently dismissed the lawsuit of a University of South Florida student who accused the school of gender discrimination after he was charged with sexual assault. The student, who filed the suit under the pseudonym John Doe, said USF violated his rights under gender equity law Title IX, as well as his right to due process.

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