Title IX News and Updates

Spring 2021

  • Spring 2021 virtual Office Hours dates and times announced on the Office Hours webpage.
  • The Office of Title IX Compliance invites students to participate in the new Title IX Ambassador Initiative launching Fall 2021. This new program will provide undergraduate students with a unique opportunity to positively influence campus climate and culture. 
  • On Monday, April 19, from 4-5pm EST, in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Georgetown hosted a student-facilitated Title IX, Advocacy, and Support Panel Discussion. This panel included individuals representing the Title IX offices and the confidential counseling and advocacy offices at the University of Michigan, Howard University, and Georgetown. A recording of the event can be found at https://youtu.be/0ub1exjVSpw.
  • The Office of Title IX Compliance releases a new online training video with a focus on faculty and staff mandatory reporting. This video is designed to provide an overview of mandatory reporting responsibilities, how to support and report, University resources, and formal complaint options.
  • The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that public hearings on the Title IX regulations will be held virtually June 7-11, 2021. Students, educators and others will be able to participate by offering oral comments and written submissions. Individuals can find more information on how to register to participate or attend the virtual hearings at https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/department-educations-office-civil-rights-announces-virtual-public-hearing-gather-information-purpose-improving-enforcement-title-ix.

Fall 2020

  • The Office of Title IX Compliance, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, and Vice President for Student Affairs sent out a broadcast message to the University community to announce the Georgetown’s new sexual misconduct policies and procedures as they relate to the Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations going into effect on August 14, 2020.
  • The University releases a revised Policy on Sexual Misconduct as a result of the Department of Education’s New Title IX regulations, effective August 14, 2020. Information on specific campus and IDEAA grievance procedures can be found here.
  • The University releases a briefing on the new Title IX regulations and their impact on Georgetown’s sexual misconduct policies and procedures.
  • The University developed graphics and visual aids explaining Georgetown’s new sexual misconduct policies and procedures.
  • Fall 2020 virtual Office Hours dates and times announced on the Office Hours webpage.
  • The Office of Title IX Compliance released its third Title IX Annual Report, for the 2018-2020 academic years.

Summer 2020

  • The Department of Education released new regulations on Title IX on May 6, 2020, set to take effect on August 14, 2020
  • The Office of Title IX Compliance, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, and Vice President for Student Affairs sent out a broadcast message to the University community to announce the release of the new Title IX regulations
  • The Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate Survey Committee comprised of key campus partners continued meeting weekly to discuss the Spring 2019 survey results and next steps, including implications on our training materials for new and incoming students
  • Working Groups were established to review the new Title IX regulations and determine what changes are necessary
  • Key campus partners and officials have been briefed on the new Title IX regulations by the Office of Title IX Compliance, in partnership with the Office of General Counsel
  • On July 6, the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Student Conduct, and two undergraduate students hosted a webinar on the Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations. The webinar included an overview of the new regulations, the University’s draft policies and procedures as they relate to students, and a discussion based on questions submitted in advance of and during the webinar. A recording of the webinar is available.
  • As a follow up to the webinar on the new Title IX regulations, the Title IX Coordinator and Office of Student Conduct hosted office hours on Thursday, July 9, from 3:30-5pm.
  • University administrators responded to the Civil Rights petition submitted by students regarding the new Title IX regulations.
  • Fall 2020 virtual Office Hours dates and times announced on the Office Hours webpage.

The Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate Survey Committee comprised of key campus partners resumed meeting weekly to discuss the Spring 2019 survey results and next steps

The Title IX Coordinator worked with CMEA staff to add two more individuals as semi-confidential resources within the Center—the Director of the Community Scholars Program and the Program Coordinators are now all semi-confidential

The Title IX Coordinator provided training to graduate students serving as Teaching Assistants

The Title IX Coordinator held Office Hours in Leavey (four sessions are scheduled throughout the spring semester) – postponed due to COVID-19 social distancing guidance  

The Title IX Coordinator and Health Education Services (HES) held sessions with the Black House and Casa Latina residents to discuss Title IX policies and procedures, resources, and strategies for having conversations about sexual misconduct 

The Title IX Coordinator, Director for Student Conduct and Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer held a session for women/femme of color to discuss Title IX and hear feedback in partnership with the Center for Social Justice 

Representatives from IDEAA, the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of General Counsel, the Title IX office, and the Office of Federal Relations met with representatives from the Office of Management and Budget and the United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights to express Georgetown’s perspectives on the proposed Title IX regulations and reinforce the university’s position statement on this matter

The Title IX office hired a Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator who began in February 2020 

The Title IX Coordinator and HES provided a training to the School of Medicine SAPE students on Title IX policies, procedures, resources and responding to disclosures 

The University received a letter from the Black Survivors Coalition and developed a new website to acknowledge the valuable feedback and information in the letter, share updates and provide information on resources

The Title IX Coordinator and Interpersonal Violence Training and Education Specialist held a training for a staff department

The Title IX Coordinator and members of the Office of General Counsel held a training for staff on Title IX and FERPA 

The Title IX Coordinator and the Director of the Office of Student Conduct met with students in the Title IX for a New Generation course

The Title IX Coordinator and Dean of Students from the Georgetown University Law Center (former Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the Law Center) met with students in the Gender and the Law course

Title IX decals were created so that resources and individuals on campus can clearly identify themselves as confidential, semi-confidential, or non-confidential. Decals are available both in digital version or sticker format 

An updated How to Get Help Guide was released

The Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Undergraduate Students, and Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer met with the Black Survivors Coalition to hear their feedback, discuss their demands, and answer their questions

The Title IX Coordinator and Interpersonal Violence Training and Education Specialist held a training for a department’s faculty and graduate students

The Title IX Coordinator, HES and the Office of General Counsel provided a training for Resident Assistants on Title IX policies, procedures, resources, and responding to disclosures 

The Title IX Coordinator provided a training for student leaders leading pre-orientation and fall 2019-spring 2020 programs 

The Title IX Coordinator and IDEAA provided trainings to graduate students serving as Teaching Assistants and Teaching Associates

The Title IX Coordinator and Office of Student Conduct staff met with The Hoya and The Voice to discuss the Title IX processes, procedures, and resources

The Title IX office in conjunction with CSJ, CSE, the Office of Student Conduct, the Department of Performing Arts, Campus Ministry, HES, and the Office of General Counsel updated policies for student organizations and groups in responding to allegations of sexual misconduct and created a new document with an overview of relevant policies and resources 

The Title IX Coordinator and Office of Student Conduct met with with the Black House and Casa Latina residents to discuss Title IX policies and procedures, resources, and answer questions 

The Title IX office and IDEAA conducted a search for a new Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator, including key campus partners and students with diverse identities 

The Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate Survey Committee comprised of key campus partners met weekly to prepare for the release of the 2019 Climate Survey results

The Title IX Coordinator met with students in the Introduction to Gender Studies course

The Title IX Coordinator and Dean of Students from the Georgetown University Law Center (former Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the Law Center) met with students in the Gender and the Law course

The Title IX Coordinator met with The Hoya and The Voice to provide a briefing on the Climate Survey results

The Title IX Coordinator presented over 15 Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate Survey briefings to various student groups, faculty, staff, deans and alum

The Title IX Coordinator and key senior leaders held Climate Survey listening sessions for community members on the main campus, Law Center, and School of Medicine

The Title IX Coordinator and Office of Student Conduct partnered with the Center for Student Engagement for a Milk and Cookie hour

The Title IX Coordinator and Office of Student Conduct partnered with the LGBTQ Resource Center to meet with students and discuss Title IX policies, procedures and resources

The Title IX Coordinator and HES provided a training to Deans on Title IX policies, procedures, resources, and responding to disclosures 

The Title IX Coordinator provided a training to GUPD Senior Command Staff on Title IX policies, procedures, and resources

The Title IX Coordinator provided a training to the GUPD Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) on Title IX policies, procedures, and resources

The Title IX Coordinator held Office Hours in Leavey on three occasions throughout the semester 

The Title IX Coordinator and Interpersonal Violence Training and Education Specialist held trainings for various faculty and graduate student departments