Sex Assault Regs Broken at Harvard Law

Under the agreement, the law school must:
• Not use mediation in sexual assault and sexual violence cases
• Not require students who report sexual harassment to “resolve the problem directly with the accuser”
• Give complainants the right to file both criminal and Title IX complaints.
• Bring all sexual harassment policies into Title IX compliance
• Take steps to provide for “the safety of the complainant and the campus community during an investigation”
• Share information with and between university police and the University
• Provide staff training, and info sessions for students, on the policies and processes of law school complaints
• Conduct annual assessments on effectiveness of steps and measures taken regarding sexual harassment and sexual assault complaints
• Consider the effects of off-campus conduct when determining if a “hostile environment” exists in a University activity or program.
• Maintain detailed records of every informal and formal complaint
However, a group of Harvard Law faculty has criticized Harvard University for imposing in July a sexual misconduct policy they called biased in favor of the accuser.
“Harvard has adopted procedures for deciding cases of alleged sexual misconduct which lack the most basic elements of fairness and due process, are overwhelmingly stacked against the accused, and are in no way required by Title IX law or regulation,” said 28 faculty members in an opinion piece published by The Boston Globe.
The university remains under an education department Title IX investigation over its response to sexual assault and sexual harassment of undergraduates, the department noted in its news release.
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