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Statement in response to proposed Title IX changes

November 16, 2018

Chancellor Rebecca M. Blank released the following statement:

Sexual violence and sexual harassment remain all too prevalent on university campuses and can have devastating personal and educational consequences for those who are victimized.

UW–Madison has developed policies and practices that are timely, fair and ensure both parties have equal participation rights. We remain committed to creating a campus environment free from violence and harassment through effective prevention, survivor support and accountability efforts.

We will review today’s announcement and, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin System, determine how it may affect our campus policies and practices, while continuing to communicate about these issues with our campus community. We will also work with organizations such as the Association of American Universities (AAU), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) in support of federal policies that uphold the principles stated above.

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