UC Riverside Re-affirms Support for Title IX Protections

Dear students, faculty, and staff:

The U.S. Secretary of Education recently announced plans to retreat from its prior Office for Civil Rights’ guidance regarding how colleges and universities handle sexual harassment and sexual violence matters.

UC Riverside is steadfast in its support for the policies that seek to ensure a system that is appropriate and fair. The university remains fully committed to that purpose, and in recent years has taken decisive steps to prevent sexual violence and sexual harassment and to more effectively respond when it occurs.

Existing Title IX protections, including those offered by current University policy are appropriately rigorous, providing protections against sexual harassment and sexual violence and ensuring due process in the investigation and adjudication of contested matters.

The campus community is committed to a learning environment free of sexual violence and sexual harassment. Resources available include the Title IX Officer, the CARE Advocates, Respondent Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Services, and UCR Police.

A related statement from University of California President Janet Napolitano can be read here: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/uc-president-napolitano-affirms-support-protection-sexual-violence-survivors.

Elizabeth Boyd

Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Compliance Officer, UC Riverside

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