UC President Napolitano responds the Trump administration's rescission of the 2011 Dear Colleague letter and 2014 Q&A on Sexual Violence. The federal changes will likely impact how schools handle sexual violence cases under Title IX policies.
"I am deeply worried by the Department of Education announcement today that will in effect weaken sexual violence protections, prompt confusion among campuses about how best to respond to reports of sexual violence and sexual harassment, and unravel the progress that so many schools have made in ensuring fair, timely procedures for both survivors and the accused..." Read more.
Kathleen Salvaty, UC's systemwide Title IX Coordinator, sent a letter to Title IX officers across the 10 campuses, reiterating UC’s commitment to ensuring safety for the university’s students and employees.
“UC’s systemwide policies and procedures on sexual violence and sexual harassment remain in full effect,” Salvaty wrote.
DoE Press release
DoE Dear Colleague letter (2017)
DoE Q&A (2017)
2014 Q&A: Title IX & Sexual Violence
2011 Dear Colleague letter