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Title IX & Sexual Harassment
American Journalism Center ^ | March 6, 2010 | Sheila Archambault

Posted on 03/05/2010 8:14:02 AM PST by bs9021

Title IX & Sexual Harassment

Sheila Archambault, March 5, 2010

Most commonly known for its athletic gender equity requirements, Title IX is becoming extremely relevant in sexual misconduct law suits on college campuses across the country, a paper by a law firm focusing on higher education said.

In sexual misconduct cases, it is apparent “that we are in ‘Three Little Bears’ territory … we cannot be too hot or too cold, or the courts will rapidly remind us we are off course. We have to be just right,” said a paper entitled, Gamechangers: Reshaping Campus Sexual Misconduct Through Litigation, by the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM).

The paper shows some major failures of higher education—“universities and schools bury legitimate complaints, fail to take action and refuse to address environments rife with gender bias and sexual discrimination,” a press release by the NCHERM said.

An example given by the paper was an incident where two female student “ambassadors” for the University of Colorado at Boulder football recruitment alleged that they were raped.

The two female ambassadors, Anne Gilmore and Lisa Simpson, planned an evening at Simpson’s apartment. Simpson agreed to have four football players over, though “twenty football players and recruits showed up at the apartment. At least one of the players was lead to understand that the purpose of going to Simpson’s apartment was to provide the recruits a chance to have sex,” it said.

“Simpson, who was intoxicated, went to her bedroom to sleep and locked her door,” the paper said....

(Excerpt) Read more at academia.org ...


TOPICS: Education; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: highered; sexualharassment; sports; titleix

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