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Chancellor Blank’s statement on Title IX and sexual assault

September 7, 2017

Chancellor Rebecca M. Blank released the following statement:

No student on our campus should have to deal with sexual assault. We have worked hard to develop a set of policies and practices that serve our students well and we do not plan to change them.

Going forward, we will continue to ensure that:

  • We use processes that are prompt, fair, and impartial and ensure both parties have equal participation rights throughout any investigation/disciplinary process
  • We provide evidence-based education and prevention programs to all students, both undergraduate and graduate
  • We make our reporting mechanisms and supportive services as effective and accessible as possible for survivors

We will also work with organizations such as the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) in support of federal policies that uphold the principles stated above.

For more information on reporting and resources for student survivors, please visit and