Aug. 7, 2020—Universities across the country, including Vanderbilt, are not only preparing for an unprecedented academic year because of COVID-19, they are also working to implement the U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations, which are scheduled to take effect Aug. 14.
Vanderbilt faculty and postdocs report few experiences with sexual harassment in survey, but concerns persist
Oct. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University has released the results of its first-ever sexual harassment survey of Vanderbilt University-employed faculty and postdoctoral fellows.
Jan. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt has joined with peers in the Association of American Universities (AAU) to share concerns and provide observations about the likely effects of the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed new Title IX regulations.
Nov. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt University will carefully consider proposed new regulations announced by U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to replace previous guidance on how allegations of sexual misconduct are handled at colleges and universities.
Oct. 4, 2018—The Association of American Universities will launch a national Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct in spring 2019. Vanderbilt University is one of 33 institutions participating in the project.
Mar. 1, 2018—Formed in 2009 and charged with reviewing and recommending campus strategies for preventing sexual misconduct, the Provost’s Task Force on Sexual Assault’s continuing contributions are reflected in a name change for the group.
Sep. 28, 2017—Vanderbilt University publishes an annual report to provide information on security-related services offered by the university. The 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report will be available after Sept. 29.
Apr. 26, 2017—Vanderbilt’s efforts to educate incoming students about sexual assault prevention, and to help all students better understand how the university responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, are mentioned in a new report released April 26 by the Association of American Universities.
Aug. 22, 2016—Vanderbilt University has updated its policy on sexual misconduct and intimate partner violence. In addition, the Project Safe Center now operates as a limited confidential resource for students.
Mar. 19, 2015—Raising awareness about sexual misconduct and preventing sexual assault are the aims of a new awareness campaign launched this spring by the Vanderbilt Faculty Senate.
May. 6, 2014—Read Vanderbilt's statement about the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights' investigation of 55 colleges and universities' handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. The list includes investigations opened because of complaints received by OCR and those initiated by the OCR as compliance reviews.