Joint Working Group on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Policies

The Joint Working Group on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Policies was formed in January 2019 in anticipation of the announcement of new Regulations from the Department of Education regarding the obligations of colleges and universities under Title IX. The final Regulations were released on May 6, 2020, and the Working Group began meeting more regularly during the summer of 2020 in order to prepare a response. You can read the committee's full memo here.

 

Co-Chairs:

Martha Alexander, Executive Director in the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator
Jennifer Bird-Pollan, Robert G. Lawson Professor of Law, Rosenberg College of Law

 

Members:

Srimati Basu, Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies
Jeff Bosken, Scientist III, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research (staff)
Noah Daniel, Student
Jennifer Fransen, Advisor, College of Arts and Sciences (staff)
Claire-Marie Hall, Student
Carson Hardee, Student
Michelle Kuiper, Student
Davy Jones, Emeritus Professor, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Research
Robert Lawson, Emeritus Faculty, Rosenberg College of Law
TK Logan, Professor, Department of Behavioral Science
Tapas Parikh, Student
Claire Renzetti, Chair, Department of Sociology

 

Ex-Officio Members:

Andrew Smith, Assistant to the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration
Susan Roberts, Associate Provost for Internationalization
William Thro, General Counsel

 

Provide Feedback

Administrative Regulation 6:2 is the University of Kentucky’s administrative regulation related to sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment as defined by Title IX. The version of Administrative Regulation 6:2 adopted on June 18, 2018  largely complied with the new Regulations from the Department of Education (DOE). The Interim Regulation includes changes to the policy that were necessary to ensure compliance with the DOE regulations. However, there are five areas where the Regulations require the university to choose a policy.  In order to make a fully informed decision, we are asking our community to provide feedback on these important issues. For more comprehensive details on the following list, click here.

The university community is invited to provide feedback on all five areas, with particular emphasis on the fifth regarding standard of proof. This webform will be open until 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5. Following this process, Professor Jennifer Bird-Pollan and representative members of the Joint Working Group will meet with the University Senate, the Staff Senate, and the Student Government Association for further discussion and input.