A CALL TO ACTION
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A CALL TO ACTION
Dan Fabian and Kerry Albright Fankhauser, both deputy Title IX coordinators and associate deans at the University of Richmond, have been married since January 4, 2016, according to a document obtained by The Collegian.
After the “It Ends Now” program on Sept. 8 erupted into impassioned discussions regarding Title IX investigations and sexual misconduct, questions over the confidentiality of assault and disciplinary cases by way of FERPA have emerged.
A petition calling for the establishment of a Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Center (SARPC) at Richmond has resurfaced after two Westhampton College students criticized the university's handling of their Title IX cases.
Richmond College Dean Joe Boehman spoke to one student, two reporters and more than 18 empty chairs in an open meeting for RC students on Monday, Sept. 12.
Jepson School of Leadership Studies faculty will complete its Title IX training in a meeting this Monday, September 12, four weeks after the start of school, according to an email sent to leadership students Sunday afternoon.
Less than an hour after President Crutcher addressed the university community for the first time, Mia Reinoso Genoni, dean of Westhampton College, sent an email to Westhampton students announcing a call for change. Though Genoni was referencing a call for change regarding sexual assault and misconduct methods and prevention efforts on campus, Genoni also announced a change in plans for an event involving Westhampton freshmen and seniors — Proclamation Night.
This story was updated on Wednesday, August 31, to correct information regarding the funding of Beth Curry's position. The story originally said that Curry's position was funded by the university's Planning and Priorities Committee.
As the sun set Tuesday, more than 200 Richmond students gathered together to take back the night from perpetrators of sexual assault, rape and sexual violence.
With new changes to the sexual misconduct policy that was updated at the start of the academic school year, University of Richmond will host a town forum event Wednesday with the hopes of educating the campus community on these changes, Beth Curry said, who is the coordinator for sexual misconduct education and advocacy on campus.
The Title IX office has received 62 reports of Title IX offenses, ranging from non-consensual sexual intercourse to relationship violence, since fall 2014, including 14 reports since Jan. 22, 2015, Kerry Fankhauser, deputy Title IX coordinator and associate dean of Westhampton College, wrote in an email.
The University of Richmond sexual misconduct policy has expanded from three pages to 31 pages, and now includes details on the definition of consent, clauses on domestic violence and overhaul to the policies on stalking, among other changes.
Peter LeViness, director of Counseling and Psychological Services, wrote in an email on Sunday that 718 students had responded to the UR Campus Climate survey on Sexual Violence and Bystander Intervention, a study that will give University of Richmond the most detailed look at the sexual assault environment on campus ever.
Last Friday, President Obama and Vice President Biden launched a national campaign to stop and prevent sexual assault on college campuses. Their “It’s On Us” campaign was launched Sept. 19 with an event at the White House to kick off its efforts of “preventing sexual assault at colleges and universities, changing the culture on campuses and better engaging men in this new effort.”
Richmond became one of the 76 universities under federal investigation June 12 for a Title IX policy complaint, which has prompted university coordinators and administrative officials to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the university’s Title IX procedures.
Five fraternity lodges opened last Friday night, a later opening date than in previous years. The reason for the late opening date is 90 percent of each fraternity had to attend Title IX training for them to have guests at their lodges.
University of Richmond is taking measures to increase the awareness of sexual abuse by requiring sorority members to participate in Title IX training.