WHEREAS, The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska is committed to the safety, well-being and equitable treatment of our entire University community, including our students, faculty and staff; and
WHEREAS, The Board has updated the University’s policies in response to the Dear Colleague Letter from the U. S. Department of Education’s Office, to address sexual misconduct on its campuses; and
WHEREAS, President Bounds supports and has authorized the implementation of a University- wide training program to raise awareness of this serious concern, increase understanding about the problem, and most importantly, prevent sexual misconduct; and
WHEREAS, the University’s campuses, in recognition of the seriousness of sexual misconduct, have broadened their own capabilities and expanded collaborations with community partners and local law enforcement, in order that they might respond at all hours of the day or night, and provide support for students, faculty and staff impacted by sexual misconduct; and
WHEREAS, the initiatives undertaken by the University of Nebraska to address the problem of sexual misconduct include the training program, preventive and educational awareness programming, improved reporting systems, and coordinated efforts with community partners and local law enforcement.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska that:
- Training. The Board of Regents fully supports the training described above, and strongly encourages all students, faculty and staff at the University of Nebraska to actively engage and participate in that training; and
- Title IX Compliance. The Board of Regents will continue to require that each campus designate at least one employee to coordinate its efforts to carry out its Title IX responsibilities. This designation will be timely provided to the U. S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education and its Office of Civil Rights.