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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 »

Campus to invest $2.5m in additional staffing and training

May 2, 2016

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 »

Campus Plans to Address Sexual Harassment and Assault

March 30, 2016

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 »

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

August 3, 2015

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