Title IX expands partnership

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ Nationally, gender-based violence is severely underreported due to pervasive victim blaming, social stigmas, widespread misinformation and a lack of understanding of what constitutes gender-based violence and how it should be reported. Student reporting of gender-based violence on Xavier’s campus, however, continues to increase. The increase in reporting is due in part to the quality of services provided, and during the 2015-2016 academic year, Xavier received twice as many reports of acquaintance rape compared to the previous year. “This increase in reports means that Xavier students, faculty and staff are increasing their knowledge of these issues … Continue reading Title IX expands partnership

Title IX screens The Hunting Ground

By: Hannah Sgambellone ~Staff Writer~ With one in five women sexual assaulted and one in 71 men, rape has become a continuing conversation on Xavier’s campus. Xavier’s Title IX office will be screening the documentary film The Hunting Ground on Sept. 22 as a follow-up to the themes discussed in Slut Shaming, which was produced earlier this year. Slut Shaming, which kicked off the season for Xavier Theatre, was a stimulating piece by local playwright Trey Tatum that intended to evoke strong feelings about sexual assault and rape. After the show, audience members were able stay for a discussion talk-back … Continue reading Title IX screens The Hunting Ground

Transgender students covered by Title IX

By: Regina Wright ~Campus News Editor~ New changes can be expected for transgender students on campus courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Divisions. The two federal departments jointly released “Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students” (DCL) on May 13, 2016 mandating that colleges make more accommodations for transgender students. DCL addresses and gives guidance on four broad categories under Title IX including Safe and Nondiscriminatory Environment, Identification Documents, Names and Pronouns, Sex-Segregated Activities and Facilities and Privacy and Educational Records. “Any time the Office for Civil Rights … Continue reading Transgender students covered by Title IX