On April 27, President Sean Decatur announced that Kenyon will engage an independent firm to conduct a comprehensive audit of the College’s Title IX policy, procedures and outcomes. News and announcements regarding the audit will be available on this page.
2017 Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey Results President Sean Decatur updated the campus on the most recent results from the Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey, developed by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium.
Office for Civil Rights Community Update The summer communication includes policy updates, reporting statistics and a status report on the search for a Civil Rights/Title IX deputy coordinator.
Office for Civil Rights Community Update This is the second in a series of regular community updates about Title IX work at Kenyon, including specific advancements on the recommendations arising from the recent comprehensive audit of Kenyon’s Title IX/Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) policy, procedures and outcomes.
Staff and Faculty Campus Climate and Sexual Assault Survey Results In October 2016, Kenyon faculty and staff members were invited to participate in an anonymous survey regarding the campus climate and sexual assault. Of the 767 employees invited to participate, 359 completed the survey for a 46.8 percent response rate. The intention of the survey was to better understand faculty and staff perceptions of Kenyon’s climate concerning unwanted sexual contact and sexual misconduct, how Kenyon addresses and responds to sexual assault, and whether and how often employees have experienced sexual misconduct and relationship violence while working. View the results of the survey (PDF).
Response to Rescinded Transgender DCL On Feb. 22, 2017 the Trump administration rescinded the May 13, 2016 Dear Colleague Letter that outlined specific guidance related to transgender students at schools and colleges receiving federal funding. While many of us consider this decision to be a significant setback for LGBTQ+ rights, we are writing to affirm that Kenyon will continue to support all members of our campus community.
Office for Civil Rights Community Update This is the first in a series of regular community updates about Title IX work at Kenyon, including specific advancements on the recommendations arising from the recent comprehensive audit of Kenyon’s Title IX/Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) policy, procedures and outcomes.
Title IX External Review Report In April 2016, President Sean Decatur and the Kenyon College Board of Trustees called for an external review of the College’s Title IX and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Policy, which had been adopted July 1, 2015, and of the College’s practices under the Policy during the academic year ended June 30, 2016.
A respected professional with experience in Title IX/VAWA matters, Rebecca Leitman Veidlinger, was engaged to conduct the review and a committee was appointed to oversee the review and any resulting recommendations. The external review report is now available to download and read in full at kenyon.edu/title-ix/review.
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2015 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Kenyon College has posted and is publicly sharing 2015 crime statistics and safety-related policies and procedures as required by the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
The Clery Act, passed in 1990, requires colleges and universities that receive federal funds to share calendar-year information regarding campus crime and efforts to improve campus safety, including information about emergency notification, the crime-reporting process and support programs for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
Kenyon notified of investigation by United States Department of Education Kenyon received notice this week that it will undergo a Title IX investigation by the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Kenyon is cooperating fully with the investigation.
The College’s external Title IX auditor is seeking feedback from current students, their parents, faculty and staff about experiences with the College’s Title IX policy during the 2015-2016 academic year. Anyone who has had experience with the policy or its implementation during that period but who has not already received a link to the online form seeking feedback is welcome to fill out the form at https://kenyon.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cBcMmOolc1zMVet.
A Letter from the Title IX Steering Committee An update on the work of the Title IX Steering Committee from co-chairs Ruth Fisher, member of the Kenyon College Board of Trustees, and Ted Mason, professor of English and associate provost for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Ready to Review Kenyon has hired independent compliance auditor Rebecca Leitman Veidlinger to undertake a comprehensive review of the College’s Title IX policies.
Alumni Council Title IX Discussion A summary of the Council's May 2016 meeting with President Sean Decatur and Vice President for Student Affairs Meredith Bonham ’92. Prepared by Alumni Council.
Consent Conversation President Sean Decatur discusses sexual misconduct on college campuses in a special debate for PBS’s “Point Taken.”
The Higher Value of Higher Education in Addressing Sexual Violence by President Sean Decatur
Frequently Asked Questions A series of frequently asked questions regarding Title IX policy and procedures is now available.
Letter from the Kenyon Board of Trustees on Title IX Chairman of the Kenyon College Board of Trustees Brackett B. Denniston ’69 shares the board's latest discussions about Title IX.
Work to Do We have some difficult conversations ahead of us in Gambier regarding sexual assault.
College Seeks Independent Title IX Audit President Sean Decatur outlines plans for a comprehensive audit of the College’s Title IX policy, procedures and outcomes in a letter to the Kenyon community.
Letter from President Decatur to Campus Community Over the past 24 hours, the Kenyon community has been made sensitive to issues regarding sexual misconduct.