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UVI Board of Trustees Adopts Amended Sexual Harassment Policy & Approves 2021 Fundraising Goals

In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, via Zoom, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees voted unanimously to adopt amendments to the University’s Sexual Harassment Policy.  

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal assistance. Title IX applies to all educational institutions that receive federal funds. The Office of Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education (US DOE) enforces Title IX regulations. 

In May 2020, the US DOE took action intended to strengthen Title IX protections for survivors of sexual misconduct and to restore due process in campus proceedings to ensure all students can pursue an education free from sex discrimination. The new regulation, slated to go into effect in August 2020, required the Board’s Executive Committee to review and ratify the University’s amended Sexual Harassment policy.  

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI - and from this direct Link