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In Wake of #MeToo, Harvard Title IX Office Saw 56 Percent Increase in Disclosures in 2018, Per Annual Report
Disclosures of sexual and gender-based harassment across the University increased 56 percent in 2018, according to an annual Title IX Office report.
University President Lawrence S. Bacow reiterated Harvard’s commitment to respond to new proposed federal Title IX rules.
Harvard is currently facing a plethora of lawsuits, some against its admissions policies and some challenging its single-gender social group sanctions.
President Bacow released a long-awaited report reviewing the University's Title IX policies and addressed concerns over how Harvard will adapt its guidelines to proposed government rules in an email to students Thursday.
As national political divisions deepen and create fissures on campus, Bacow is following in his predecessor’s footsteps, occasionally taking stands but largely keeping quiet.
Bacow may not be sitting in court as Harvard defends its race-conscious admissions policies, but he receives daily updates — and he remains confident the University will win at trial's end.
“While listening to students discuss their experiences of shopping period, we also heard some students say that they felt excluded from decisions being made about undergraduate education more generally,” Claybaugh wrote.
Former University President Drew G. Faust created the committee in 2015 when Harvard continued to face criticisms of its policy and procedures on sexual misconduct after it overhauled them in 2014.
Harvard continues to face three separate federal Title IX investigations more than four years after the first complaint was filed.