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Title IX Regulations & Policy Update:

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual violence, in educational programs and activities that receive federal funds. In compliance with the Department of Education’s regulations published on May 19, 2020, the University of Delaware has updated its policies and procedures regarding reports of discrimination, in all forms, to the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

These updates reaffirm the University of Delaware’s commitment to fostering an educational environment free from discrimination. The updates to our policies and procedures not only maintain, but strengthen our ability to respond, investigate, and resolve incidents of discrimination or harassment directed towards our students, faculty, and staff.

In accordance with institutional values and regulatory guidance, the policies and procedures adopted ensure a fair and equitable process for all parties from an initial report, to the end of the appeals process. Theses updates to the University of Delaware’s policies go into effect on Friday, August 14, 2020, for all new reports and will not be retroactively applied to open, ongoing Office of Equity and Inclusion cases.

The University of Delaware encourages any who experiences or observes discrimination or harassment to report the incident to the Office of Equity and Inclusion.  To make a report, you can follow this link. To view the updated Non-Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, and Title IX policy, please click here.


Sexual Misconduct Online Training Update: Please note that newly admitted students will receive an invitation to participate in the Everfi Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Education training prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Students can expect an email invitation to come directly from Everfi, our university partner for online education.


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

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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.

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