Dear TC Community,

The U.S. Department of Education yesterday released new Title IX regulations that govern how colleges and universities handle student and employee reports of gender-based misconduct.

In consultation with our colleagues at Columbia University, we are now reviewing the new regulations in order to update our policies and procedures, which we are required to implement by August 14, 2020.

Complying with the new regulations will not alter our core values as a caring community that recognizes the fundamental rights and inherent dignity and worth of all of our members. We will remain steadfast in our commitment to providing every member of our community a safe, inclusive, vibrant, nurturing, and welcoming environment free from discrimination and harassment. In adjudicating cases of gender-based misconduct, we will remain equally steadfast in our commitment to protect the rights of all parties involved in complaints fairly and with sensitivity.

In the meantime, our existing Gender-Based Misconduct Policy and Procedures for Students and policy on Protection from Discrimination and Harassment, will remain in effect for the rest of this academic year.

Please visit TC’s Title IX website and Columbia’s Sexual Respect website for more information about our policy and supportive resources. Stay safe.

Janice S. Robinson, Esq.
Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs
Associate Professor of Higher Education
Title IX Coordinator