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Harvard University Launches Initiatives to Prevent and Respond to Instances of Sexual Harassment on Campus

Harvard University Launches Initiatives to Prevent and Respond to Instances of Sexual Harassment on Campus

These new initiatives include creating student, faculty, and staff liaison committees to educate their peers about Title IX policies and resources, hiring an education manager to expand the university’s training efforts, developing a new mandatory online training program for faculty staff, and launching a bystander intervention training program.

Vanderbilt Leaders Collaborate to Address Key Issues Facing Women Staff

Vanderbilt Leaders Collaborate to Address Key Issues Facing Women Staff

Administrative leaders at Vanderbilt University have partnered together to establish a collaborative approach to study and address key issues facing women on the university’s staff.

Survey Finds That LGBTQ College Students Are at High Risk of Sexual Assault

Survey Finds That LGBTQ College Students Are at High Risk of Sexual Assault

A new study led by Colleen Ray, a graduate student in sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln finds that sexual assault and misconduct impacts not only heterosexual women but also affects what the study calls “sexual minority men and women.”

Woman Coach Files Lawsuit Against Edinboro University Claiming Pay Discrimination

Woman Coach Files Lawsuit Against Edinboro University Claiming Pay Discrimination

According to a lawsuit, Melissa Soboleski, the women’s volleyball coach at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, earned $64,344 in 2016 while male coaches in similarly categorized sports earned as much as $120,872.

Former Dean Sues the University of Arizona Claiming She Was Underpaid for More Than 20 Years

Former Dean Sues the University of Arizona Claiming She Was Underpaid for More Than 20 Years

Professor Patricia MacCorquodale claims that she was underpaid for two decades. According to the lawsuit, when she was let go as dean of the Honors College in 2016 after 23 years on the job, she had a salary of $162,750 while the average salary paid to male deans at the university was $320,212.

New NCAA Report on the Role of Senior Woman Administrators in Athletic Departments

New NCAA Report on the Role of Senior Woman Administrators in Athletic Departments

Some 84 percent of senior woman administrators said that without the SWA designation there would be no women in important athletic posts at their college or university. Only 56 percent of athletic directors agreed.

Emerging Sports Programs Aim to Provide More Opportunities for Women in Collegiate Athletics

Emerging Sports Programs Aim to Provide More Opportunities for Women in Collegiate Athletics

Since the Emerging Sports program was enacted 23 years ago, several women’s sports that were initially classified as emerging sports have gone on to be highly successful and the NCAA now offers national championships in these sports. They include women’s competition in beach volleyball, rowing, ice hockey, water polo, and bowling.

Harvard University Releases New Report on Title IX Policies and Programs

Harvard University Releases New Report on Title IX Policies and Programs

In the 2016–2017 academic year, Harvard’s Title IX officials provided more than 100 audience-tailored, in-person training sessions to community members and provided customized online training to more than 10,000 students and employees.

Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Subject of a Title IX Lawsuit

Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Subject of a Title IX Lawsuit

The suit alleges that men received advantages in the provision of of equipment and supplies, scheduling of games and practice times, publicity, recruiting, compensation of coaches, academic tutoring, and in medical and training facilities.

Report Documents the Progress of Women in College Sports Under Title IX

Report Documents the Progress of Women in College Sports Under Title IX

The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently released a new report on the progress that women have made in college sports since Title IX was enacted in 1972. The report found that Division I colleges and universities still spend twice as much money on men’s sports than they do on women’s sports.

Women Making Little or No Progress in College Sports Administration and Coaching

Women Making Little or No Progress in College Sports Administration and Coaching

Richard Lapchick, the lead author of the report, stated that “while there was some improvement for women as athletic administrators, it was negatively balanced by the fact that 45 years after the passage of Title IX, more than 60 percent of all women’s teams are still coached by men.”

Frostburg State University Found in Violation of Title IX, Agrees to Alter Policies and Procedures

Frostburg State University Found in Violation of Title IX, Agrees to Alter Policies and Procedures

Frostburg State University in Maryland was found in violation of Title IX for inadequate policies and procedures to investigate and respond to incidents of sexual assault on its campus.

Students Protest the Closing of the Women's Study Lounge at Michigan State University

Students Protest the Closing of the Women’s Study Lounge at Michigan State University

The Women’s Study Lounge was the subject of civil rights complaint filed by a male faculty member who claimed that the exclusion of men violated federal law.

Study Finds Many Women Colleges Coaches Believe They Face Discrimination in the Workplace

Study Finds Many Women Colleges Coaches Believe They Face Discrimination in the Workplace

Perhaps the most shocking statistic in the Women’s Sports Foundation report is that in 1971, 90 percent of all women’s teams in college sports had a woman as head coach. Today, only 43 percent of women’s teams have a woman as the head coach.

St. Cloud State University Sued by a Group of Women Athletes

St. Cloud State University Sued by a Group of Women Athletes

Five members of the women’s tennis team at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota have filed a federal lawsuit against the university. The plaintiffs allege that women have far fewer athletic opportunities at the university than men.

University of New Mexico Is Making It Easier for Breastfeeding Mothers

University of New Mexico Is Making It Easier for Breastfeeding Mothers

The University of New Mexico reports that it has set up 21 different lactation stations on its campus. In the 2013-14 academic year there were 6,689 log-ins to use the lactation stations on campus. In the 2014-15 academic year, there were 14,757 separate sessions at the university’s lactation centers. This is 121 percent increase.

Erie Community College Agrees to Settlement of Title IX Complaint

Erie Community College Agrees to Settlement of Title IX Complaint

According to an investigation by the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, for a three-year period women were about half of all students at the college but only about a third of the student athletes.

Should Women's Collegiate Sports Teams Use "Lady" in Their Nicknames?

Should Women’s Collegiate Sports Teams Use “Lady” in Their Nicknames?

Nearly 100 colleges and universities who are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association use the term “Lady” to describe their women’s sports teams. The University of Tennessee has decided to no longer do so.

Barnard College Is Under Investigation for Possible Title IX Violations

Barnard College Is Under Investigation for Possible Title IX Violations

The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education is currently investigating more than 90 colleges and universities for possible violations of Title IX regarding sexual assault and/or harassment complaints. One of the latest additions to the list is Barnard College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in New York City.

Title IX Complaints Filed Against Nine Campuses of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Title IX Complaints Filed Against Nine Campuses of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

The complaints allege violations of Title IX resulting in “an ongoing failure of these universities to provide equal athletic opportunity to their students and, in some cases, equal financial assistance and recruitment.”

Temple University Facing Title IX Probe

Temple University Facing Title IX Probe

The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education has informed Temple University in Philadelphia that it has launched a Title IX investigation of the university’s athletic programs. Recently, the university announced the elimination of five men’s and two women’s varsity sports.

In Cutting Athletic Programs, Temple University Addresses Title IX Issues

In Cutting Athletic Programs, Temple University Addresses Title IX Issues

Temple University has announced the elimination of seven varsity sports teams. Five men’s teams and two women’s teams will be eliminated. The women’s teams facing the axe are in softball and rowing.

Woman Claims Carnegie Mellon University Failed to Protect Her From Sexual Harassment

Woman Claims Carnegie Mellon University Failed to Protect Her From Sexual Harassment

The complaint alleges that a woman student was sexually assaulted by another woman student and that subsequently the university failed to prevent the offender from harassing and intimidating the victim on campus.

Duke University Expanding Opportunities for Women Student Athletes

Duke University Expanding Opportunities for Women Student Athletes

Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, announced that it is adding women’s softball as a varsity sport. It is also adding athletic scholarships for women in fencing, rowing, swimming and diving, and track and field.

An Historical Photographic Archive of Women's Sports at Duke University

An Historical Photographic Archive of Women’s Sports at Duke University

The archives of the athletics department at Duke University has more than 28,000 photographic negatives from the 1928 to 1982. Researchers recently discovered a group of photographs showing Duke women playing baseball as early as 1934.

Case Western Reserve University Revises Its Sexual Misconduct Policies

Case Western Reserve University Revises Its Sexual Misconduct Policies

The new policy expands definitions of sexual misconduct and updates details on the hearing and appeals process. Also, members of the campus community are required to report any incident of sexual misconduct.

Woman Claims College Discriminated Against Her Due to Her Pregnancy

Woman Claims College Discriminated Against Her Due to Her Pregnancy

The woman claims that Logan College of Chiropractic discriminated against her by not excusing her for pregnancy-related absences or allowing her to make up work that she had missed due to her pregnancy.

Title IX Complaint Filed Against the University of Southern California

Title IX Complaint Filed Against the University of Southern California

The University of Southern California in Los Angeles is the latest among a considerable group of higher educational institutions that are subjects of complaints filed with the U.S. Department of Education regarding sexual assault on campus.

Quinnipiac University Agrees to Settle Title IX Suit

Quinnipiac University Agrees to Settle Title IX Suit

The suit was filed in 2009 when the university announced that it was eliminating the women’s volleyball team. Women make up 62 percent of the undergraduate student body at Quinnipiac University.

Merrimack College to Improve Opportunities for Women Student Athletes

Merrimack College to Improve Opportunities for Women Student Athletes

Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, has agreed to take several steps to address gender inequities in its athletics programs.

Women's Rugby to Be the 42nd Varsity Sport at Harvard University

Women’s Rugby to Be the 42nd Varsity Sport at Harvard University

Harvard fields more varsity sports and more varsity sports for women than any university in the United States.

Women Have Made Gains Since the Enactment of Title IX, But the Job Is Not Finished

Women Have Made Gains Since the Enactment of Title IX, But the Job Is Not Finished

The National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education has published a 72-page booklet describing the progress that has been made since Title IX was enacted.

Butler University Resolves Title IX Compliance Review

Butler University Resolves Title IX Compliance Review

Women made up nearly 60 percent of the undergraduate students at Butler University in Indianapolis. But women were only 36.5 percent of the university’s student athletes.

Yale Issues First of What Will Be Semiannual Reports on Sexual Misconduct on Campus

Yale Issues First of What Will Be Semiannual Reports on Sexual Misconduct on Campus

Over the last six months of 2011, there were 52 incidents of sexual misconduct reported to campus authorities.

Women's Participation in Intercollegiate Sports Is at an All-Time High

Women’s Participation in Intercollegiate Sports Is at an All-Time High

A new report from R. Vivian Acosta and Linda Jean Carpenter finds that about 200,000 women are currently competing in intercollegiate athletics.