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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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  • New bill aims to protect privacy and safety of domestic violence survivors

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new bill into law Aug. 7 that aims to protect the privacy and safety of domestic violence survivors. Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson authored Senate Bill 331, which allows campus-based domestic violence counselors to keep their communications with survivors of domestic violence confidential. The University of California helped sponsor the legislation.

  • ‘Zero-Tolerance Mind-set’

    The University of Washington, for the first time ever, has fired a faculty member over findings of sexual harassment. The termination surprised some not only for the what, but also for the who: Michael Katze, a professor of microbiology. Well funded and a major player in infectious disease research, Katze appeared to some as exactly the kind of professor who might have been protected by his (or any) institution in the past.

  • Board adopts sexual violence policy

    Coaches, college athletes and athletics administrators are required to complete education each year in sexual violence prevention, according to a policy adopted by the NCAA Board of Governors.

  • Missing Voices on Sexual Assault Response

    Federal officials won’t grasp the complexity of the debate over campus sexual violence without hearing from those who understand it best: student affairs professionals, Lee Burdette Williams argues.

  • Secretary DeVos to Host Title IX Listening Sessions

    WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced she will convene a diverse group of stakeholders at the Department of Education Thursday, July 13 to discuss the impact of the Department’s Title IX sexual assault guidance on students, families and institutions.

  • In the Time of Trump, Colleges Start to ‘Make Title IX Our Own’

    The day after Donald J. Trump won the 2016 presidential election, Crystal C. Coombes heard a version of the same question several times: "Do you still have a job?" Ms. Coombes is the senior deputy Title IX coordinator at the University of South Florida. She helps oversee how the institution responds to — and attempts to prevent — sexual assault as part of its compliance with the federal law on gender equity in education.

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