Sexual Misconduct

Under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, colleges and universities are required to develop procedures to respond to claims of sexual harassment. By developing training programs for faculty and staff as well as educational programs for students, a university can reduce the likelihood of adverse litigation. Similarly, policies that allow for prompt and effective action permit universities to be prepared for potential problems between students, staff or faculty.

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Resource Pages


The Pregnant and Parenting Student Lock

Promoting Fairness in Trauma-Informed Investigation Training Lock

Dear Colleague Letter Withdrawing 2011 and 2014 Guidance on Sexual Misconduct and Accompanying Q&A on Campus Sexual Misconduct
U.S. Department of Education

Overview on Training Requirements

Campus Sexual Assault Response Teams

Archived OCR Case Processing Manual

Advocate Confidentiality Statutes by State

Managing Student Health and Safety Abroad: From Sexual Assaults to Suicidal Students Lock

Interplay and Intersection: Where Title IX and the Clery Act Collide Lock

AACRAO's Transcript Disciplinary Notations Guide

Lessons in Title IX - What We Can Learn from Defending Student Sexual Assault Claims with Losses Lock
April 25 2017, URMIA

White House Task Force Guide for Preventing and Addressing Campus Sexual Misconduct

"Yes Means Yes": The Modern Movement for Colleges and Universities to Adopt Affirmative Consent as a Way to Mitigate the Risk of Sexual Assault on Campus

Are They Listening? Yes? No? Student Perspectives on University Title IX Lock

Campus Climate Survey Validation Study Final Technical Report
Bureau of Justice Statistics, January 2016, U.S. Department of Justice

Response Letter from Catherine Lhamon to Chairman Lankford Regarding Title IX Sub-regulatory Guidance
02/19/16, U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

Campus Climate Survey Validation Study Final Technical Report
Bureau of Justice Statistics, January 2016, U.S. Department of Justice

Do We Need to Keep Talking about Sexual Assault?

Letter from the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Detailing Findings of a Title IX Investigation at the University of Virginia
Sept 21 2015, U.S. Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights

Title IX and VAWA Issues Specific to Employees and the Employment Relationship Lock
James Keller, Joshua W.B. Richards, Leora Freedman, Toi Carter

Coming Soon to a College Near You--VAWA Lock
NACUA, Rebecca Leitman Veidlinger

Updated AGB Advisory Statement on Sexual Misconduct
Association of Governing Boards

Four Questions You Should Ask About Sexual Assault
Association of Governing Boards

VAWA Amendments, SaVE Act & Campus Sexual Assault
URMIA University Risk Management and Insurance Association

Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault

It's Beyond Athletics: New Efforts to Push the Frontiers of Title IX Liability for Sexual Misconduct
2011, Amy Foerster, Gloria Hage, NACUA

The April 4, 2011 OCR "Dear Colleague" Letter on Sexual Violence Lock
2011, Gary Pavela, NASPA

Due Process in Sexual Assault Cases: What the Courts Say Lock
2011, Gary Pavela, NASPA

The Risks of "Automatic Expulsion" in Sexual Assault Cases Lock
2011, Gary Pavela, NASPA

Eight Questions Likely to Arise in Your Sexual Assault Policy Review Lock
2011, Gary Pavela, NASPA

Student on Student Harassment
2009, Maureen E. McClain, NACUA

Changes in Sexual Harassment Law Warrant Prompt Attention Lock
2009, AGB, Pamela J. Bernard

The Application of Title VII and the ADA to Applicants or Employees Who Experience Domestic or Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking

Letter to the University of Montana and Resolution Agreement regarding Sexual Assault and Harassment
May 9 2013, U.S. Dept. of Education, U.S. Dept. of Justice

DOJ National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations
Apr 1 2013, U.S. Dept. of Justice

Off-Campus Harassment: Identifying the Geographical Reach of Title IX Compliance
August 2013, Jeffrey D. Jones, Paula A. Barran, URMIA

Effective Implementation of the Institutional Response to Sexual Misconuct Under Title IX and Related Guidance
Gina Maisto Smith, June 2013, Leslie Marie Gomez, NACUA

Sexual Misconduct and Compliance with Title IX: Managing Risk with Integrated and Coordinated Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures
Gina Maisto Smith, Howard Kallem, June 2013, Lisa Rutherford, NACUA

OCR Case Processing Manual