I'm at a Title IX Coordinator training in New Orleans (my apologies for being down south in the winter). If you're not aware of Title IX, it's "...a law passed in 1972 that requires gender equity for boys and girls in every educational program that receives federal funding (TitleIX.info - History Overview). MSOE receives federal funding, so we establish processes that address sexual harassment--in terms of investigation, prevention, and remediation. As the Title IX Coordinator, it's my job to ensure that MSOE complies with Title IX law. It's a great thing, because the processes we employ help ensure that sexual misconduct is minimized on our campus.

 

If you're interested in learning more, check out the MSOE Sexual Misconduct Policy: http://www.msoe.edu/docs/DOC-1607. It was originally drafted by Gary Shimek and Cheryl Crawford--and was recently updated by Kayla Sell. I want to thank these colleagues for the time and effort they put into creating and updating this document; the result of their work is a healthier campus climate.