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Important My Voice survey starting soon

January 16, 2018

Dear Campus Community, We write today to encourage all of you – faculty, staff and students – to set aside time to take an extremely important new survey, the My Voice survey, that we hope will provide the campus with the insights and information needed to more effectively prevent and respond to issues of sexual harassment … Continue Reading »

President Napolitano reaffirms UC policies on sexual harassment and violence

September 25, 2017

President Napolitano re-affirmed UC’s policies and procedures related to sexual violence and sexual harassment, saying they would remain in full effect despite changes at the federal level.   Napolitano’s statement on Sept. 22 came within hours of an announcement from the U.S. Department of Education that it was rescinding guidance, developed under former President Barack Obama, … Continue Reading »

Campus, UC respond to Trump administration’s Title IX changes

September 7, 2017

Both UC Berkeley and the University of California responded swiftly today (Sept. 7) to the announcement of changes planned by the Trump administration in the handling of sexual harassment and sexual violence cases under Title IX. Both messages follow. The first was sent to the campus by UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ and Sharon Inkelas, special … Continue Reading »

Faculty adviser on sexual harassment/violence named

June 2, 2017

UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and Carol Christ, interim executive vice chancellor and provost and chancellor-designate, sent this message to the campus community Friday: Dear members of the campus community, We are very pleased to announce that Professor of Linguistics Sharon Inkelas has been named the special faculty adviser to the chancellor on sexual violence/sexual … Continue Reading »

Chancellor responds to task force report

May 2, 2017

UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and Robert Powell, chair of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate, sent this message today to the campus community: Dear campus community, We are writing to respond to the report issued by the chancellor’s joint Senate/Administration Committee on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment and to affirm our commitment to … Continue Reading »