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Message from the Office of Title IX

Dear Members of the Gallaudet University Community:

Now that classes and other academic programs are being provided online by the university, the Office of Title IX wanted to take this opportunity to remind members of our community that maintaining an academic program free from sex/gender discrimination remains a high priority for the university. Members of the community should be aware of the following three important points:

  1. The Office of Title IX remains open and functioning by remote at this time. Anyone impacted by sex/gender discrimination is encouraged to contact the Office of Title IX to make a report at Jennie.Sivak@gallaudet.edu, and/or Amy.Rousseau@gallaudet.edu. Investigations and panel board hearings will be conducted remotely, and remedies provided, including interim measures, to assure that any sexual harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, retaliation, or other sexually discriminatory behaviors are addressed promptly.
  2. University policies on sexual misconduct apply to behaviors that occur in person between members of the university community, but also apply to online and virtual misconduct. Any behavior that is prohibited by the policy is also likely prohibited in cyber-forms, including cyber-harassment, cyber-bullying that is sex-based, and cyber-stalking. Members of the community are expected to maintain a tone of civility and respect in online classes just as they would if they were in class physically.
  3. Faculty and staff members who are mandated reporters are reminded that reporting of alleged sexual misconduct is expected when they become aware of incidents or allegations involving members of the campus community, regardless of how they learn of the potential misconduct, whether in person, in writing, or online.

As a reminder, information on the university’s sexual misconduct policies and procedures and be found here, and our online reporting form can be accessed here.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 

Stay healthy and be safe! 
 
 
Jennie 
 
 
Jennie Sivak
Title IX Coordinator
Gallaudet University
Human Resources 
College Hall, Room 110
202-759-1734 (VP)
202-651-5344 (Fax)
Posted by Jennie Sivak | Posted March 31, 2020 at 12:39 PM

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