Office for Civil Rights

Massachusetts Hall
College

In Title IX Inquiry, Feds Likely Reviewing Harvard’s 2014 Policies

The government could still find Harvard in violation of Title IX more than three years after the Office for Civil Rights first launched the probe in April 2014.

Inaugural Year of New Title IX Policy
University

Between Harvard and Office for Civil Rights, A Symbiotic Relationship

As Harvard has searched for administrators to lead its Title IX office and bolster efforts to comply with federal guidelines, it continues to turn to staffers with firsthand experience in enforcing them.

Controversial Conversations
Harvard Law School

In New York, Law School's Jeannie Suk Debates Title IX

“What campuses are doing under pressure from the Department of Education is hurting the cause of gender equality,” the professor argued.

Harvard Law School

After Federal Feedback, Law School Implements New Title IX Standards

Harvard Law School made final changes to its school-specific Title IX procedures this summer, and they will go into effect this fall.

Acceptance Letters
College

Education Department Dismisses Admissions Complaint

The Department of Education decided to dismiss the complaint because it is similar to an ongoing and separate federal lawsuit filed against Harvard.

Inaugural Year of New Title IX Policy
College

Caught Between Criticisms

As fervor and debate on Title IX increase, Harvard cannot please all critics.

Acceptance Letters
College

Groups File Federal Complaint Alleging Discrimination in Harvard Admissions Process

Asian-American groups filed a federal complaint against Harvard calling for an investigation into what they charge is the College’s “unlawful use of race” in its admissions process.

Central Administration

Law School Still Awaits Government Sign-Off on Title IX

More than two months after having received initial feedback on its Title IX procedures from the federal Office for Civil Rights, the Law School has still not received final sign-off from OCR on its updated draft.

College

Civil Rights Office Interviews Students for Title IX Probe

Attorneys from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights are soliciting student input on sexual violence on Harvard’s campus this week as part of the government’s nearly year-long investigation into the College’s compliance with anti-sex discrimination law Title IX.

Central Administration

Law School Appoints Title IX Committee

Dean of Harvard Law School Martha L. Minow has appointed a Title IX committee to begin implementing the school’s new set of procedures for responding to cases of sexual harassment, according to Robb London, a Law School spokesperson.

The Hunting Ground
College

Film ‘The Hunting Ground’ Misrepresents Harvard Sexual Assault Statistics

The film focuses heavily on the testimony of victims of sexual assault and what they say was a lackluster response from administrators at their respective schools, including Harvard.

Central Administration

Following Government Feedback, Law School To Implement Title IX Procedures ‘Soon’

After moving to break from Harvard's University-wide Title IX procedures, Harvard Law School has received comment from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights on its own set of procedures.

Harvard Law School

In Memo, Law Profs Pushed for Title IX Procedural Changes

The 20 faculty members submitted the memo to a faculty committee that Dean of the Law School Martha L. Minow tasked last fall with creating new Law School-specific Title IX procedures following widespread faculty discontent over Harvard’s central framework.

Controversial Conversations
Harvard Law School

Law Professors Argue for Teaching Rape Law

Laws regarding rape should be taught in criminal law classes at Harvard Law School despite its potential to trigger psychological trauma, two Law professors argued Wednesday.

College

Analysis: Law School Probe’s End May Mean Closer Scrutiny for College

Now that the government’s investigation into Harvard Law School’s compliance with Title IX has concluded, its ongoing probe at the College may focus more specifically on the undergraduate school’s own handling of sexual harassment.