Title IX News Corner!

  • Before Swarthmore Banned Fraternities for Good, There Were Years of Complaints  On May 10, 2019, the President of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania announced Fraternities and Sororities would no longer be allowed on campus.  The announcement was made only days after the two Fraternities on campus decided to disband after internal documents were leaked containing derogatory remarks about the LGBTQ community, women and jokes about sexual assault.  Before the document leaked, the Administration had received multiple complaints for mishandling sexual assault cases, to read more click here.
  • Princeton IX Now  Since May 7th hundreds of students have staged a sit-in at Nassau Hall, home to Princeton’s top administrators, demanding reform to Princeton’s Title IX processes. The sit-in began after months of discussions on the shortcomings of Princeton’s Title IX system, described as “opaque, victim-blaming and traumatizing.”   To read more click here.
  • Top University of Indiana Law Professor Resigns After Title IX Investigation  Ian Samuel, a University of Indiana Mauer School of Law Professor, resigned this week after a Title IX investigation alleging misconduct concluded.  Samuel expressed gratitude to those who brought the complaint forward, stating the investigation was a “wake up call”.    To read more, click here.
  • Drunk Sex, Consensual Sex? We often see the tragic intersection of alcohol and sexual misconduct on college campuses.  A new study raises the question, can drunk sex ever be consensual sex?  Title IX administrators should be familiar with this latest research.  Click here to read more.
  • What Not To Do in Handling a #MeToo Crisis in the Scholarly Realm. We at ILG have been watching the high profile case involving the Society for American Archaeology [SAA] and former professor of anthropology David Yesner, whose presence at an SAA conference sparked outrage and controversy. The SAA mishandled the situation pretty gravely, as this article discusses.  There are lessons learned here for other academic institutions who find themselves facing these kinds of situations. Click here to read more.
  • University Staff Member Dismissed for Gender-Based Bullying. South African University dismisses the head of its School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies based on gender-based bullying allegations from several women academics and staff members. Click here to read more.