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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 »

Committee issues report on campus sexual violence and harassment

February 2, 2017

On Tuesday, January 31st, the Chancellor’s Senate/Administration Committee on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment published its draft report: A holistic set of recommendations for improving services, policies and practices relating to the prevention, remediation, adjudication, and sanctioning of sexual violence, harassment and assault against students, staff and faculty on the UC Berkeley campus. The full … Continue Reading »

Key information about sexual harassment and violence

January 31, 2017

Jan 30, 2017 To: Faculty, staff, students From: Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks Dear members of the campus community, Preventing and effectively responding to sexual harassment and sexual violence is a top priority for campus leaders.  It is also an effort that requires the dedicated attention and commitment of all of us. Prevention is possible. It … Continue Reading »

New Campus Lead on Sexual Violence & Sexual Harassment

November 30, 2016

Dear campus community, We are pleased to announce that the campus is launching a search for a new permanent campus lead on sexual violence and sexual harassment. This individual will succeed Professor Carla Hesse, who has served in this role in an interim capacity since April, 2016. The scope of the role has been expanded and … Continue Reading »