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Committee issues report on campus sexual violence and harassment

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 »

National conference spurred meaningful dialogue around confronting campus sexual assault

College students nationwide have courageously cast a light on the often hidden issue of sexual assault. In February 2015, UC Berkeley hosted a sold-out conference for hundreds of university practitioners (i.e. Title 1X officers and service providers), student activists, professors, criminal-justice professionals, researchers, and more — from at least 70 higher-ed institutions, public agencies, and … Continue Reading »

Chancellor responds to task force report

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 »

UC President testifies before U.S. Senate committee, addresses UC sexual assault efforts

Editors’ Note: This is a copy of University of California President Janet Napolitano’s testimony before the U.S.  Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) on the Higher Education Reauthorization Act (HEA) on July 29.  The hearing focused on combating campus sexual assault.  The video  can be found here http://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/reauthorizing-the-higher-education-act-combating-campus-sexual-assault

Faculty adviser on sexual harassment/violence named

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 »

Campus Plans to Address Sexual Harassment and Assault

Dear Campus Community, We write to you today to follow up on last week’s message about our collective work to prevent and address sexual harassment, assault, and violence on the UC Berkeley campus. In the last two weeks, we have met with survivors, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community leaders. We are grateful for their … Continue Reading »

Campus to invest $2.5m in additional staffing and training

After a rapid review of critical gaps in its sexual harassment training, awareness, reporting and disciplinary units, UC Berkeley announced today that it will make immediate investments in its Title IX and Student Conduct Offices, as well as in key units that provide support to survivors and training and prevention programs. The Office for the … Continue Reading »