5/29/20 Update: Please note that newly admitted students will receive an invitation to participate in the Everfi Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Education training near the end of summer (August). An exact date has yet to be determined, pending decisions regarding the Fall 2020 academic calendar by the University of Delaware, and possible updates to the training per Department of Education guidelines and university policy.
Department of Education Title IX Regulations Statement: The Department of Education released revised regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 on May 7, 2020. These revisions will require changes to the University’s procedures by the implementation date of August 14, 2020. While we study these revisions and determine how best to implement them, we want to assure the campus community that we will continue to address all allegations of sexual misconduct, violence, discrimination, and harassment, consistent with the University’s values. Some procedures may change, but our commitment to maintaining a safe campus, and providing equitable and inclusive processes, remain unchanged. We will offer periodic updates on our review as they become available.
We also want to remind everyone of the many resources we already have in place to serve and support our community. University support resources may be accessed by calling the UD Helpline 24/7/365 at 302-831-1001. Students may contact the Center for Counseling and Student Development or Sexual Offense Support (SOS) for additional assistance. Employees continue to have access to HMS Health Advocates, Employee Assistance Program for UD Employees.
COVID-19 Statement: The Office of the Title IX Coordinator will continue to fully serve the University community during this period of remote learning/ working. The operations of the office will be conducted remotely consistent with the College’s directive and measures which took effect March 16, 2020. People who have experienced any form of sexual or related violence are encouraged to continue to seek the support of the Title IX Office. For more information about the University’s continued response to Sexual Misconduct during the COVID-19 response, please see Title IX during COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions. The most up-to-date information pertaining to COVID-19 at the University of Delaware can be found on the university’s information page.
The University of Delaware kNOw MORE campaign is a reflection of the efforts by UD faculty, staff, and students to stand up, participate, and help to raise awareness about sexual misconduct and gender-based violence. Our goal is to create and foster an environment where sexual misconduct in any form is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
As a movement, the kNOw MORE campaign aims to:
- Encourage students to take matters of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, seriously and become informed about what assault and harassment looks like;
- Encourage reporting of sexual misconduct/raise awareness on how to report;
- Raise awareness about the importance of consent in all sexual relationships;
- Encourage students to be active bystanders and to watch out for the safety of their peers;
- Foster a campus climate that is supportive of victims and survivors of sexual assault and other related sexual misconduct; and
- Promote awareness of healthy sexuality and the prevention of sexual misconduct.
Planning a Program?
Are you thinking about incorporating the kNOw MORE Campaign into your next event? If so, please fill out the event request form to receive the campaign toolkit and let us know about the great work you are doing. Once the event has taken place, be sure to fill out the programming feedback form as well!
Want more information?
Are you looking for more information to further your education? The library has an excellent collection of materials to get you started! You can also download the Title IX poster to share with your office, work, or living area.