Entries by Liza Farrow-Gillespie

Detroit editorial sends message to MSU, Uber, Wells Fargo

A recent editorial in Crain’s Detroit Business sends a pointed message to leadership of businesses and institutions that without commitment at the top, an entity’s compliance with sexual harassment and sexual assault prohibitions is likely to fail. The author discusses the downfalls and disconnects when an institution compliance officer or CEO still wrongfully believes it is […]

Dallas Morning News follows A&M Title IX claims

The Dallas Morning News is reporting closely on the Twelfth Woman movement at Texas A&M.  Some of the most recent coverage includes the following: Sexual assault survivors say that Texas A&M chose its brand over justice. Texas A&M swimmer found responsible of sexual assault files Title IX lawsuit against university. Texas A&M student says athlete […]

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal law that protects individuals from discrimination based on sex at educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) is responsible for enforcing Title IX. Under Title IX, “[n]o person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded […]

Obama administration issues last set of guidelines for campus sexual assault

Reprinted from the Minnesota Daily (Thursday, January 26) As the Barack Obama administration neared its end, it issued one last set of guidelines for higher education administrators to consider in addressing sexual assault. The letter — part of the Obama administration’s push for colleges and universities to take aggressive action — encouraged schools to continue […]