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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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  • How Trump May Inadvertently Advance Transgender Rights

    Donald Trump’s discriminatory attacks on transgender people have helped define his early presidency. The president has attempted to ban transgender people from serving in the armed forces and his administration has rescinded Obama-era guidance confirming that Title IX’s protections for students include protections for transgender students. But Trump’s animus-driven actions are having the opposite effect that he envisioned. In a few different ways, Trump’s actions have inadvertently cemented, rather than weakened, the legal rights protecting transgender people.

  • How One College Has Set Out to Fix ‘a Culture of Blatant Sexual Harassment’

    As the #MeToo movement has gathered steam, women have gone public with accusations of sexual misconduct by professors at dozens of colleges. But one institution in particular has faced reproach as a hotbed of abusive behavior. The Berklee College of Music was described in a recent Boston Globe article as having a "a culture of blatant sexual harassment."

  • Biden, Lady Gaga release sexual assault awareness PSA

    Lady Gaga and former Vice President Joe Biden are teaming up again to advocate against sexual assault, releasing a PSA as part of the "It's On Us" campaign started by Biden and former President Barack Obama.

  • Lawsuit challenges DeVos' guidance on campus sexual assault

    BOSTON — A national women's rights group is challenging Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' new guidance on investigating campus sexual assault.

  • Will Fury Over Harvey Weinstein Allegations Change Academe’s Handling of Harassment?

    For decades he reportedly used his position of power over young women who were eager to enter his profession, preying on them as his colleagues pretended not to notice. The women stayed silent, fearing they wouldn’t be believed or would jeopardize their fledgling careers.

  • 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.

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