Illustration of person holding complaint in front of maze titled OPHD

Campus Title IX investigations continue to be opaque, discouraging

CAMPUS ISSUES: UC Berkeley must provide students with clear timelines, better-structured resources

With the lengthy and tumultuous Searle case finally coming to a close, there is an example of what the timeline for SVSH cases looks like and what disciplinary action comes out of them. But this case makes it strikingly apparent that OPHD processes are flawed
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Sex on Tuesday

I refuse to accept the narrative that I and other women are responsible for their assault. I’ll wear a short skirt, get drunk at a party and flirt with men all night — it doesn’t mean I am asking to be assaulted.
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Students crowding around door with sign that reads "On sabbatical" with the word "Suspended" crossed out

UC Berkeley’s disciplinary process in Title IX cases is utterly flawed

CAMPUS ISSUES: Why is a UC Berkeley professor who was found to have more likely than not violated Title IX policies allowed to return to campus?

A Title IX investigation found that UC Berkeley professor Alan Tansman had more likely than not harassed a student. His “punishment” is a two years suspension –– one of which is paid sabbatical –– before we will be able to return to campus. Allowing Tansman this privilege sends a clear message to the student body: A professor’s livelihood is more valuable than that of survivors.
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Campus should learn from MyVoice survey results

The My Voice survey was administered to the greater campus community last spring to aggregate data on student, staff and faculty experiences regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment, or SVSH, issues. The survey was the first of its kind because of the diversity of its 15,000 participants. The Action Planning
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New Title IX policies will upend years of progress

Meaningful change is inherently slow. When discussing sexual violence and sexual harassment, commonly referred to as SVSH, the issue is further complicated by legal and cultural barriers. Culturally, survivors are often not believed or taken seriously, and those who do report often see their assaulters face zero to minor legal
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