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Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office

The mission of the TIX/SHPC is to ensure all UCSB community members fulfill the campus’ commitment to create and maintain a work and academic environment free of sex discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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  • Political, Knee-Jerk Reaction by DeVos on Title IX is Not Cause for Schools to Change Course

    Last Friday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unilaterally undermined campus sexual assault and domestic violence survivors as well as professionals dedicated to addressing the epidemic of violence against women on campuses, when she withdrew Title IX guidance issued by the Obama administration in 2011 and 2014. This detailed guidance, that came in the form of a “Dear Colleague Letter” (DCL) and a “Q&A” document, was replaced with much less detailed “interim” guidance which left more questions than answers.

  • New Title IX Guidance Gives Schools Choice in Sexual Misconduct Cases

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has again proven herself a proponent of "school choice," giving new meaning to the term in Title IX guidance issued Friday morning by the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. The new guidance, which comes in the form of a question-and-answer document, gives individual schools substantial choice in how to address cases of sexual misconduct on campus.

  • ‘Interim’ Guidance on Title IX Creates Confusion, Not Clarity

    The U.S. Department of Education announced on Friday that it was rescinding substantial guidance on Title IX issued during the Obama administration. A widely debated 2011 "Dear Colleague" letter has now been "archived," along with other substantial guidance from 2014. In its place, the department has offered "interim" and "substantial" guidance in the form of a seven-page "Q&A on Campus Sexual Misconduct."

  • UC President Napolitano affirms UC commitment to sexual violence survivors, ensuring fair procedures

    University of California President Janet Napolitano issued the following statement today (Sept. 22) following the decision by the Department of Education to rescind the 2011 Dear Colleague letter and the 2014 Q&A on Sexual Violence, and issue a new Q&A on Campus Sexual Misconduct. The federal changes will likely impact how schools handle sexual violence cases under Title IX policies.

  • 29 Senators Sign Letter Urging DeVos To Maintain Title IX Guidelines

    Twenty-nine U.S. senators sent an open letter to Betsy DeVos on Thursday to urge the education secretary to maintain current Title IX guidelines on gender equality in education.

  • A Deputy Of Betsy DeVos Is Said To Be Considering A Process That Could Overhaul Campus Rape Rules

    A top deputy under Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has indicated she wants to put a key Obama-era directive on campus rape policies through a process that could change federal Title IX rules, sources have told BuzzFeed News.

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