Title IX News and Updates

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

Spring 2020

  • 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

Fall 2019

  • 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