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Title IX: Sexual Harassment:
University of Notre Dame – Notre Dame (IN): (#05-11-6901)

OCR conducted an investigation of the University of Notre Dame regarding its compliance with the regulatory requirements of Title IX of The Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) with respect to the University’s policies and procedures, and their implementation, relating to sexual violence and other forms of sexual harassment. OCR conducted site visits in December 2010, January 2011 and April 2011, where it reviewed the University’s policies and procedures and files related to sexual assault and harassment complaints. OCR also interviewed individuals familiar with the University’s handling of sexual harassment complaints. OCR obtained an agreement with the University in June 2011 to improve its policies and procedures relating to sexual harassment. In the agreement, the University agreed to 1) revise its policies and procedures to ensure that they provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of sexual harassment and sexual assault complaints; 2) provide training to students and staff on the revised policies and procedures; 3) assess the campus environment to continue to improve the effectiveness of its handling of sexual harassment complaints; and 4) assure that students who file complaints are aware of the options available to them and the resources and services available to them, including counseling services and academic support. OCR will monitor the University’s actions in implementing the agreement.   Read the Press Release | Read the Resolution Letter download files PDF (70K) | Read the Resolution Agreement download files PDF (73K)

Last Modified: 09/12/2012