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Media: Women Worried About DeVos’ Proposed Title IX Changes

BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella and Senior Bilingual Staff Attorney Patty McNamara went on The Take with Sue O'Connell on NECN to discuss the proposed changes to Title IX.  Excerpt: "Their orientation is very much 'we're concerned about the due process of the student who's accused of the harm,' and we're Read More

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BARCC Advocacy and Legislative Affairs Manager Katia Santiago-Taylor went on Boston Neighborhood Network News to talk about the proposed changes to Title IX and where BARCC stands on them.  Excerpt: "When we think about Title IX, this is a matter that's being handled in schools, higher education, the education system. This is not a c Read More

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Reasons to Oppose Proposed Changes to Title IX, Part Five: They Block Procedural Justice

BARCC is submitting public comment to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos detailing the reasons why the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Education (OCR-DOE) should not adopt a proposed Title IX rule related to responding, investigating and adjudicating reports of sexual assault and misconduct in schools that receive federal fund Read More

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Reasons to Oppose Proposed Changes to Title IX, Part Four: They Discourage Students from Reporting

BARCC is submitting public comment to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos detailing the reasons why the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Education (OCR-DOE) should not adopt a proposed Title IX rule related to responding, investigating and adjudicating reports of sexual assault and misconduct in schools that receive federal fund Read More

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Reasons to Oppose Proposed Changes to Title IX, Part Three: They Will Cause More Harm, Not Less

BARCC is submitting public comment to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos detailing the reasons why the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Education (OCR-DOE) should not adopt a proposed Title IX rule related to responding, investigating and adjudicating reports of sexual assault and misconduct in schools that receive federal fund Read More

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Reasons to Oppose Proposed Changes to Title IX, Part Two: They Favor Offenders

BARCC is submitting public comment to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos detailing the reasons why the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Education (OCR-DOE) should not adopt a proposed Title IX rule related to responding, investigating and adjudicating reports of sexual assault and misconduct in schools that receive federal fund Read More

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Reasons to Oppose Proposed Changes to Title IX, Part One: They Reinforce Myths about Rape

BARCC is submitting public comment to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos detailing the reasons why the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Education (OCR-DOE) should not adopt a proposed Title IX rule related to responding, investigating, and adjudicating reports of sexual assault and misconduct in schools that receive federa Read More

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Full Text of BARCC’s Title IX Public Comment

Below is the full text of BARCC's public comment opposing the proposed changes to Title IX regulations. For more on our take in a digestible format, check out a series of posts that breaks it down. Ready to submit your own comment? Read our tips.  U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos c/o Brittany Bull U.S. Department of Educa Read More

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Support Student Survivors: Submit Your Title IX Public Comment Today!

In November, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released new proposed Title IX regulations, which govern how to handle sexual assault and harassment in educational settings. We shared a few of our concerns then. Now we’re asking you to do the same: by submitting a public comment in opposition to the new proposed regulation Read More

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Media: ASAP and BARCC Discuss Future Plans, Resources, #MeToo Campaign

The Tufts Daily spoke with BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella to refamiliarize the Tufts campus with BARCC services, discuss the #MeToo social media campaign, and the demand for services for survivors of sexual violence.  Excerpt: "That’s our job; to listen and learn as we’re doing the things that we’re doing dire Read More

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Media: Senate Confirms Legislation Ramping up University Sexual Assault Policies

The Daily Free Press, Boston University's independent student newspaper, spoke with BARCC's Advocacy and Legislative Affairs Manager Katia Santiago-Taylor about a new bill that passed the State Senate last week. The legislation, passed unanimously on Thursday, requires higher education institutions to strengthen their policies on Read More

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Media: Rape Crisis Center Reaches out after #MeToo

The Hungtinton News spoke with BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella and Northeastern student and hotline volunteer Danielle Dottor to talk about the #MeToo campaign and what students should know about Title IX and resources for survivors of sexual violence.  Excerpt: “A campus that really runs around the fraternity culture is g Read More

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The Basics of Title IX

What is Title IX? Title IX is a federal civil rights law, created in 1972 to protect equal access to education in schools that receive federal funding. Title IX governs sex discrimination and is applicable to all sexes and genders.  The purpose of Title IX is to ensure equal access to education; any actions taken by a school under Title IX a Read More

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Media: Interim Title IX Guidelines Leave Advocates for Assault Survivors Concerned

Stephanie DeCandia, BARCC's director of programs, explained how changes to Title IX Guidance could affect survivors in an interview with Metro Boston. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently announced plans to revoke the Title IX Guidance issued in 2011 under the Obama administration. DeCandia noted in her interview that the interim gu Read More

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Media: Trump Administration Scraps Obama-Era Sexual Assault Guidelines

Last week, BARCC Director of Programs Stephanie DeCandia spoke with Kirk Carapezza, lead correspondent and managing editor of WGBH's On Campus, to discuss the decision to formally revoke the Title IX Guidance. The Trump administration rescinded the Guidance, which was issued in 2011 to address sexual assault on col Read More

Letter: Title IX Directive Was Put in Place to Correct Lapses in School Policies

Earlier this month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that the Trump administration would begin an open comment period as the first step in replacing the Title IX Guidance. BARCC's Director of Programs Stephanie DeCandia shared her knowledge and experience on the topic in a letter to the editor published in the Boston Globe on M Read More