Presentation on theme: "Title IX Dr. Sheila Stearns, AGB Senior Fellow West Virginia Board of Governors Summit August 2, 2014 With thanks to Lucy France, General Counsel, University."— Presentation transcript:
Title IX Dr. Sheila Stearns, AGB Senior Fellow West Virginia Board of Governors Summit August 2, 2014 With thanks to Lucy France, General Counsel, University of Montana
The Law Clery Act Title IX Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) March, 2014 Sub-regulatory Dear Colleague letters and FAQ's
Compliance is Not Optional DOE increased compliance reviews and investigations Most importantly, compliance will help all students
Campus Security Authorities VAWA added reportable incidents (such as domestic violence and stalking) Must report to appropriate school authority all relevant details known to the employee. Reporting
“Responsible Employee” "When a responsible employee knows or reasonably should know of possible sexual violence, THIS KNOWLEDGE IS ATTRIBUTED TO THE INSTITUTION. The school must take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate."
Education and Programming Special training not just for security authorities but ALL who might witness or receive reports of sexual violence. Must be on-going and sustainable "Objectively effective": awareness campaigns based on solid assessment on that particular campus.
Education and Programming Policies and procedures Prevention programs ( culturally relevant) Awareness programs Bystander intervention Risk reduction
Helpful Tip: Message throughout campus for students and employees on this issue: DO NOT WORK IN ISOLATION
Questions? Comments? Thank You Sheila Stearns *Special thanks to Lucy France, General Counsel, University of Montana