Tonight’s Q Meeting: Title IX and LGBT College Students feat. Dean Zavadil

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For tonight’s meeting we are lucky enough to have Barnard College’s Title IX Coordinator, Amy Zavadil, herself to talk about title ix and answer and questions we have about it!  The meeting will consist of: an intro to title ix (for those of you who don’t know what it is or how/why it came to be), a presentation on what title ix means for LGBT college students, and a Q and A period with Dean Zavadil.

On a serious note:

We are requesting that no members of the press/student publications attend this meeting.  If you are a member of a publication and want to attend for your own information we are happy to have you at the meeting, just be aware that nothing that is said in this meeting may be included in any article and any recording devices, if attempted to be brought into the space, will be confiscated.  We want to ensure that Dean Zavadil will be able to answer our questions to the best of her ability, and in order to provide you with this opportunity we *cannot stress enough* the importance of our community norms.  Dean Zavadil will obviously not be providing us with any secrets, but she has agreed to listen to us and answer as many questions as she can, and we need to respect her as we do our regular group members.

Do not forget our community norms this meeting.

Inage source: www.knowyourIX.org

[image format: styled like a facebook cover photo with bolded heading followed by nine facts about Title IX in alternating blue and red boxes.  Image caption: Title: 9 Things to Know About Title IX

1. Title IX is a landmark federal civil right that prohibits sex discrimination in education.

2. Title IX does not apply to female students only.

3. Schools must be proactive in ensuring that your campus is free of sex discrimination.

4. Schools must have an established procedure for handling complaints of sexual discrimination, harassment, or violence.

5. Schools should ensure that a victim doesn’t have to share spaces, such as dorms, classes, and campus jobs, with his or her assailant.

6. Schools may not retaliate against someone filing a complaint and must keep a complaint-victim safe from other retaliatory harassment or behavior.

7. Schools can issue a no-contact directive under Title IX to prevent the accused student from approaching or interacting with you.

8. In case of sexual violence, schools are prohibited from encouraging or allowing mediation (rather than a formal hearing) of the complaint.

9. Schools cannot discourage you from continuing your education.]

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