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Title IX/VAWA/ Clery Act. CUSP 2014 FALL MEETING. Our Purpose Today. Highlights for Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act Practical takeaways related to: Program development Coordinated sexual harassment/assault campus programs. Title IX - Highlights.

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title ix vawa clery act

Title IX/VAWA/Clery Act


our purpose today
Our Purpose Today
  • Highlights for Title IX, VAWA, Clery Act
  • Practical takeaways related to:
    • Program development
    • Coordinated sexual harassment/assault campus programs
title ix highlights
Title IX - Highlights
  • Title IX (Education Amendments of 1972) protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities.
  • Examples of the types of discrimination covered under Title IX include:
    • Failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics
    • Limiting access based on pregnancy
    • Sexual harassment (sexual assault is considered an extreme form of harassment)
  • Office of Civil Rights provides guidance.
title ix highlights1
Title IX - Highlights
  • Three standards for sexual harassment, behavior that:
    • Is sexual in nature
    • Is unwanted in nature
    • Prevents/limits access to educational programs and activities
  • Jurisdiction
    • On campus
    • Off campus events sponsored by the college
    • Anything off campus that impacts students while on campus
title ix and student programs
Title IX and Student Programs
  • Ensure student access to information
  • Awareness building; if you see something, say something
  • Everyone is responsible for compliance
  • Off campus issues
  • http://knowyourix.org/tips-from-the-ground-student-government-and-student-activism-case-studies/
vawa campus save act overview
VAWA (Campus SaVEAct) - Overview
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), 1994, is considered the cornerstone of the US government’s response to domestic and sexual violence. 
  • Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act focuses on colleges.
  • Reauthorized this year with significant changes to reporting and training.
vawa and student programs
VAWA and Student Programs
  • The American Council on Education’s interpretation of VAWA required training for students and staff/faculty includes:
    • Statement prohibiting sexual assault/violence.
    • Definition of sexual assault/violent.
    • Definition of consent.
    • Presentation of “safe and positive” options for bystander intervention.
    • Presentation of abusive behavior signs and how to avoid potential attacks.
what about the clery act and student conduct
What About the Clery Act and Student Conduct?
  • Under VAWA, there are new provisions to the CleryAct:
    • Record incidents of stalking based on the location
    • Add gender identity and national origin as new categories of bias for a hate crime
    • Include in annual security report a statement of policy regarding programs to prevent sexual misconduct/stalking and the procedures the institution will follow for such crimes
  • Under VAWA, there are new requirements for Student Conduct Codes:
    • Describe each type of disciplinary proceeding used in cases of alleged sexual misconduct
    • Provide the accuser and the accused the same opportunities to have an advisor of their choice present during the disciplinary proceeding
coordinated response
Coordinated Response
  • Involve relevant departments
  • Brainstorm multiple methods of training
  • Ensure a student friendly explanations of the process
  • Train student leaders; who hears more administrators or peers
  • Avoid 100% focus on victim centered prevention
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More questions?

Ruby Hayden

425-739-8208 * ruby.hayden@lwtech.edu