Campus Safety: Sexual Harassment and Assault at UAS
By Lori Klein, Campus Conduct Administrator
796-6529 / firstname.lastname@example.org
On October 10th, the Juneau campus will host a team of staff from the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights conducting a compliance review, examining the university’s handling of complaints and reports of sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Similar visits are taking place at UAF and UAA. The OCR team wants to hear from students.
In the last three years (2011-2014) there have been eight sexual harassment (including sexual assault) complaints at UAS. This includes reports from students, faculty and staff. Reports and complaints are investigated through the UAS Title IX office.
What is Title IX? Title IX is a basic civil right that applies to everyone. Some people connect it to equal opportunity for women in sports, but its true intent is to prohibit sex discrimination in all forms. Each campus has a Title IX coordinator to respond to reports. To learn more about Title IX, visit the UAS Sexual Misconduct-Title IX webpage.
UAS and the Office of Civil Rights are still finalizing the details of their scheduled visit to the Juneau campus. Once complete, the schedule will be posted online and around campus. Mark your calendars now – focus groups for male and female students as well as open office hours will be available on Friday, October 10th. For more details, contact the Student Resource Center (Lower Level Mourant Building / 796-6000).
Campus Sexual Violence a National Discussion/Alaska's Statewide Voice
University of Alaska attorney Michael O’Brien leads a mandatory Title IX staff training in the Egan Lecture Hall on the Juneau campus.