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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.

Latest News

  • University presidents would have to review Title IX complaints under Nassar-inspired legislation

    University presidents would be required to personally review any Title IX sexual abuse complaints involving school employees under federal legislation inspired by former Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar.

  • US science agency will require universities to report sexual harassment

    Any institution receiving grant monies from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) must now inform the agency if it finds that anyone funded by the grant proposal has committed sexual harassment. The policy will take effect after a 60-day public-comment period ends.

  • New Student Advisory Board will provide input on sexual violence prevention and response

    A new 19-member Student Advisory Board has been established to provide input to the university on its ongoing efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

  • Hollywood Women Launch Time’s Up to End Sexual Harassment. Here’s Their Plan

    A group of more than 300 leading women in Hollywood kicked off 2018 by launching an initiative that promises to not only shake up decades of sexual harassment, pay disparity and discrimination in Hollywood, but also help women in all fields who are struggling with the same problems.

  • 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 The president has attempted to ban transgender people from serving in the armed forces and his administration has rescinded Obama-era guidance confirming that Title IX’s protections for students include protections for transgender students.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."

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