Title IX

Harvard Law School

Law School Debuts New Title IX Training, Though Some Call for Improvement

​Harvard Law School debuted a remodeled Title IX training for new students this fall in response to student criticisms and task force recommendations.

Kimberly Theidon
FAS

Harvard, Former Professor Spar in Ongoing Tenure Lawsuit

Harvard has gone to great lengths to maintain the secrecy of its tenure process in an ongoing federal civil suit filed by a former professor in March 2015.

Student Life

College Submits Sexual Assault Prevention Plan

​Nearly six months after a University task force submitted a number of recommendations to combat sexual assault on campus, the College has submitted a plan to address the proposals, revamped training, and introduced a new policy that will penalize single gender organizations—but many action items are still pending.

Drew G. Faust
College

‘Troubling’ Climate of Sexual Assault: One Year Later

This is a sketch of the past year, one in which Harvard students, faculty, and administrators grappled head-on with the realities and prevalence of campus sexual assault.

Dean Khurana
Undergraduate Council

College Launches Sexual Assault Online Training Module

​The College is launching its first ever online sexual assault prevention training module, and requiring all undergraduates to complete the program by mid-October.

Student Life

In Title IX Suit, Harvard Will Go To Court

​Harvard will continue to fight a Title IX lawsuit which charges that the University reacted with “deliberate indifference” to an undergraduate’s sexual assault complaint, taking its arguments to federal court on September 21.

Central Administration

Harvard Files to Throw Out Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

On Monday, Harvard responded to Leader’s suit, arguing that Leader’s claims do not amount to any kind of legal violation or injury.

Massachusetts Hall
University

Harvard Will Move to Dismiss Suit Over Sexual Harassment Case

Harvard filed its initial response, which indicates the University will seek to throw out the complainant’s claims instead of settle, four months after after Alyssa R. Leader ’15 initially opened the lawsuit in federal court.

Sexual Harassment Policy Meeting
College

Student Sexual Assault Investigations Last Months Past 60-Day Federal Guideline

For cases involving students, sexual assault and harassment investigations often last more than 4 months—well beyond the 60-day window that the federal agency recommends for the entire process.

Title IX Officer Mia Karvonides
Central Administration

New Title IX FAQs Expand On Previous Guidance

Half a year after some undergraduates criticized a University-issued frequently asked questions document about sexual assault as legalistic and inaccessible, Harvard’s Title IX Office has added a new series of answers to questions about campus sexual harassment policy and procedures.

College

Student-Only Group Will Provide ‘Unfettered’ Input on College Sexual Assault Prevention

Fulfilling a longtime wish, a committee composed solely of undergraduates has begun meeting to provide “unfettered” input for administrators as the College seeks to implement sexual assault prevention measures.

Harvard Law School

Title IX Interpretations Could Threaten Academic Freedom, Report Says

Recent interpretations of Title IX by the Office of Civil Rights that broadly define sexual harassment have created a “chilling” effect at America’s colleges and universities, threatening academic freedom, due process, and free speech, argues a recent report released by the American Association of University Professors.

Massachusetts Hall
Central Administration

‘Dear Harvard, You Win’ Author to Publish New Essay

More than two years after she wrote an anonymous op-ed in The Crimson criticizing Harvard’s response to sexual assault on campus, a recent Harvard graduate will publish an essay again calling on the University to better combat sexual assault on campus.

Harvard Law School

Activists Weigh In on Sexual Assault Response at Law School

As discussions of sexual assault and Title IX pervade campus rhetoric, Harvard Law School alumna and activist Kamilah Willingham offered her views on the topics and reflected on her experiences at a conference Tuesday.

Central Administration

Individual Schools Take Up Sexual Assault Recommendations

After finishing its work earlier this month, the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault has disbanded, leaving Harvard's 12 schools to act on its recommendations.