Two Title IX coordinators from Rosemont College share the steps they take when investigating Title IX claims on campus, from assessing a report to notifying the individual(s) involved to conducting interviews and more.
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Increasing reports of sexual violence on college campuses across the nation have brought the subject out of the shadows and into the light. What actions can colleges and universities take to curb sexual violence on campus and help create a safe, respectful, collegiate learning and teaching environment?
The last thing Karen Briggs, associate vice president and chief human resources officer at San Diego University, expected the institution to receive was an investigation notice from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Yet, that’s exactly what happened last spring. At the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo 2015, Briggs shared her insight into OCR investigations, how the university has tackled the monumental task and what other institutions should expect were they to be subject to an investigation.
On October 20, the U.S. Department of Education published the final regulations for the Violence Against Women Act amendments to the Clery Act. The regulations, which go into effect on July 1, 2015, expand the rights afforded to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Institutions should be preparing now for the new reporting and training requirements mandated by the law.