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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 http://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/reauthorizing-the-higher-education-act-combating-campus-sexual-assault

National conference spurred meaningful dialogue around confronting campus sexual assault

April 29, 2015

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 »

An important message from Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks

January 24, 2015

Dear Campus Community, As the spring semester begins I want to update you on the steps we have been taking to strengthen the campus’s response to sexual violence and assault.  Students and administrators have been working diligently to create a culture of prevention, support, and accountability. While there is certainly more to do, we are … Continue Reading »

Reaffirmation Statement – Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence

October 21, 2014

Dear Campus Community, As Chancellor Dirks has communicated to our campus community on several occasions, UC Berkeley does not tolerate sexual harassment and sexual violence, and such behavior is prohibited both by law and by University policy.  As we progress with our academic year, we take this opportunity to reaffirm UC Berkeley’s commitment to creating … Continue Reading »