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Title IX

Formerly the Title IX office, Emersons Office of Equal Opportunity will address issues of discrimination, sexual violence and harassment on campus.

Office of Equal Opportunity extends Title IX reach

By Adri Pray
Published September 7, 2022

The Office of Equal Opportunity will expand the scope of responsibility of the former Office of Title IX following its absorption of the office in August. The...

The Title IX office has been located within the Social Justice Center since 2014 after an external group of lawyers examined the colleges Title IX policies and practices.

Sonia Jurado announced as Emerson’s new Title IX coordinator

By Adri Pray
Published April 5, 2022

Sonia Jurado will become Emerson’s new associate vice president for access and equity and Title IX coordinator on May 9, as announced by a campus-wide...

Emersons Title IX office.

Emerson officially relocates Office of Access, Equity, and Title IX

By Charlie McKenna
Published January 17, 2022

Emerson officially moved its Office of Access, Equity, and Title IX out of the Social Justice Center, creating a stand-alone office that will report to...

Presidential Working Group sends final report to Pelton

Presidential Working Group sends final report to Pelton

By Katie Redefer
Published February 25, 2021

President M. Lee Pelton accepted the Presidential Working Group’s final draft of recommendations for Emerson’s Title IX processes on Tuesday—a draft...

Title IX working group takes questions before finalizing recommendations

Title IX working group takes questions before finalizing recommendations

By Katie Redefer
Published December 9, 2020

The Presidential Working Group addressed questions from the Emerson community about its revised draft of findings about the college’s Title IX processes...

The outside of the Title IX office in the Massachusetts Transportation Building.

Title IX working group presents minimal changes in second draft of recommendations

By Katie Redefer, Co-Living Arts Editor
Published December 2, 2020

The Presidential Working Group that is responsible for reviewing Emerson’s sexual misconduct policy made minimal changes to its initial suggestions in...

The Title IX office has been located within the Social Justice Center since 2014 after an external group of lawyers examined the colleges Title IX policies and practices.

Everything you need to know about the updated Title IX policy

By Diti Kohli, Katie Redefer and Parker Purifoy
Published August 31, 2020

A college committee of administrators, faculty, and students released an updated Title IX policy establishing the college’s altered process for handling...

Jackson Davis is the subject of multiple public sexual misconduct allegations on Twitter.

Alum Jackson Davis terminated from NowThis after investigation into sexual misconduct allegations

By Parker Purifoy and Diti Kohli
Published July 21, 2020

Emerson alum Jackson Davis ‘17 was terminated from his job at NowThis News after the organization concluded an investigation into multiple allegations...

Formerly the Title IX office, Emersons Office of Equal Opportunity will address issues of discrimination, sexual violence and harassment on campus.

Title IX working group restarts meetings early after harsh rebuke from some admin, students

By Parker Purifoy
Published July 18, 2020

The Title IX working group will continue to meet through the summer after its initial draft of recommended changes to college Title IX policy drew more...

The college vowed to hold themselves accountable when addressing issues of sexual assault on campus in a letter Friday.

College officials apologize for earlier statement on sexual misconduct, lay out steps for further accountability

By Parker Purifoy
Published July 3, 2020

College officials apologized for a previous statement on sexual misconduct allegations after students and alums heavily criticized it and vowed to hold...

Jackson Davis is the subject of multiple public sexual misconduct allegations on Twitter.

Emerson alum suspended from NowThis after sexual misconduct allegations

By Diti Kohli and Parker Purifoy
Published June 30, 2020

A slew of sexual misconduct allegations against Jackson Davis ‘17 posted on Twitter prompted NowThis News to suspend him from his position, days before...

Emersons Title IX office.

Emerson Title IX Steering Committee adapting policy to new federal regulations

By Diti Kohli and Parker Purifoy
Published June 28, 2020

A college committee is debating if Emerson will continue to investigate sexual misconduct incidents beyond what is covered by new federal Title IX regulations,...

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy joined a group of state attorneys Thursday in suing the U.S. Department of Education over  proposed Title IX regulations.

Massachusetts Attorney General joins fight against new Title IX regulations

By Diti Kohli
Published June 6, 2020

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy joined 17 other state attorneys to sue the U.S. Department of Education Thursday over new federal Title IX regulations...

Emersons Title IX office.

Temporary Title IX committee to bring college into compliance with new federal regulations

By Parker Purifoy
Published June 5, 2020

The college has created a temporary Steering Committee to amend Emerson’s sexual misconduct policy to comply with new federal Title IX regulations which...

Impacts of new federal Title IX regulations on Emerson are unknown, administrator says

Impacts of new federal Title IX regulations on Emerson are unknown, administrator says

By Parker Purifoy, Digital Managing Editor
Published May 7, 2020

College staff members are reviewing new federal Title IX regulations released on Wednesday with one administrator calling the timing of the release "shocking"...

The college vowed to hold themselves accountable when addressing issues of sexual assault on campus in a letter Friday.

DeVos releases new federal Title IX regulations amid internal review at Emerson

By Parker Purifoy
Published May 6, 2020

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unveiled sweeping new Title IX regulations Wednesday that narrow the definition of sexual harassment and will require Emerson—and...

Student activists reject changes recommended by Title IX working group

Student activists reject changes recommended by Title IX working group

By Parker Purifoy
Published May 3, 2020

Students who originally led the charge to get the college to review its Title IX policies are speaking out against a report containing recommendations...

Title IX working group recommendations draft

Title IX working group recommendations draft

By Parker Purifoy
Published May 1, 2020

The working group assembled by President M. Lee Pelton to review the college’s Title IX policies released a draft of their findings and recommendations...

Presidential working group recommends creating standing review committee, changes to Title IX office

Presidential working group recommends creating standing review committee, changes to Title IX office

By Andrew Brinker and Tomas Gonzalez
Published April 29, 2020

The Presidential Working Group on Title IX policy released a draft of its findings and recommendations Wednesday, calling for several changes, including...

Allison OConnor is one of two candidates competing for the Deputy Title IX Coordinator position. Photo: Dartmouth College

Title IX coordinator candidates present policy changes

By Elena Naze
Published October 16, 2019

The college narrowed the search for a Deputy Title IX Coordinator down to two candidates who expressed largely similar plans to address federal regulations...

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