Dear Oxy Community,
This morning, the U.S. Department of Education released its long-anticipated new regulations instructing colleges and universities how to respond to reports of sexual misconduct under Title IX. Oxy is now required to revise its Interim Sexual Misconduct Policy to comply with the new regulations prior to the start of the fall semester. The Title IX Office will be carefully reviewing the 2,033 pages of regulations and assessing how to best implement the new requirements with the goal of ensuring fairness and equity to all. We intend to seek input from the Oxy community this summer and to share updates and implementation plans widely.
Occidental College remains committed to our fundamental goal of eliminating sexual misconduct in the Oxy community, providing support to survivors, and ensuring a fair process for all parties.
As a reminder, the Title IX Office is available remotely to anyone wishing to report an incident of sexual misconduct or seeking information about options and resources. Any person with questions or concerns can contact me directly by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (323-259-1338), or file a report online. The College also continues to offer confidential resources to serve and support our community. Survivor Advocate Marianne Frapwell (email@example.com) provides free confidential counseling and advocacy to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence; the Oxy 24/7 Helpline (323-341-4141) provides 24/7 confidential phone counseling and referral services to all members of the community; and Emmons Wellness Center currently provides confidential telecounseling to all students in California and can assist out-of-state students in finding a local provider. The Sexual Respect and Title IX website features a complete list of available resources and additional information.
Alexandra Fulcher | Title IX Coordinator