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Op-ed: In face of legal developments, UC strives to ensure integrity of Title IX process

March 8, 2019

By Suzanne Taylor (Originally published in Nationwide, higher education institutions like the University of California are navigating a period of uncertainty around the laws governing our response to sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Understandably, the UC community is concerned. As the University’s interim systemwide Title IX coordinator, I want to make sure this lack … Continue Reading »

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 »