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Sexual Assault Facilitation and Education led a Zoom workshop Wednesday night to talk about supporting sexual assault survivors.

‘Never their fault’: Sexual violence workshop educates students, supports survivors

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer October 21, 2021
Sexual Assault Facilitation and Education led a Zoom workshop Wednesday night to talk about how to support survivors of sexual violence.
The logo of Project Healing Sideways, a student group that supports survivors of intimate partner violence.

‘Keeping each other safe’: Pitt raises awareness for domestic violence month

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer October 12, 2021
During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Eva Steele, the founder and chairperson of Project Healing Sideways, said it’s important that young people recognize the risks they face surrounding domestic violence and abuse.
Pitt’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Office held an event on Thursday afternoon titled “Supporting Gay Black and Latino Sexual Assault Survivors,” which focused on male sexual assault survivors of marginalized communities, specifically gay Black and Latino men.

‘This is a crisis’: Panel discusses support for gay Black and Latino male sexual assault survivors

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer April 16, 2021
Pitt’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Office held an event on Thursday afternoon titled “Supporting Gay Black and Latino Sexual Assault Survivors,” which focused on male sexual assault survivors of marginalized communities, specifically gay Black and Latino men.
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape — an organization to help victims of sexual or relationship violence —  led a discusson via Zoom on Thursday to talk about how to support survivors of sexual misconduct on college campuses, specifically how to use the Title IX office’s resources, what trauma from sexual violence can look like and how to help victims of sexual violence.

‘We have a responsibility’: Panel discusses Title IX resources, sexual assault awareness

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer April 9, 2021
Pitt partnered with Pittsburgh Action Against Rape to hold a supporting survivors workshop on Thursday morning as part of its recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is in April.
Pitt’s Office of Civil Rights and Title IX hosted an event titled “Violence on the Rise: The Troubled Relationship between COVID-19 and domestic violence” last September, which addressed the increase of domestic violence and sexual violence during the pandemic.

‘Survivor-centered’: Intimate partner violence, sexual assault organizations forge ahead amidst pandemic

By Natalie Frank, Senior Staff Writer February 10, 2021
Amidst the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, intimate partner violence and sexual assault advocate groups remained certain about one thing — helping survivors.
A panel of experts from Pitt and the city of Pittsburgh discussed the new Title IX regulations and their effects on the University Thursday via Zoom.

Title IX office discusses resources, training under new federal regulations

By Natalie Frank and Rebecca Johnson October 23, 2020
Pitt administrators and a panel of experts discussed new Title IX regulations and their effect on the University at the Thursday afternoon panel “Unpacking the New Title IX Regulations.”
Pitt’s Title IX office has implemented a number of new controversial changes announced by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, meeting the federal government’s Aug. 14 deadline and drawing concerns from some students and Title IX officials in the process.

‘Terrifying’: Title IX office, students react to new federal regulations

By Natalie Frank, Staff Writer September 4, 2020
Pitt’s Title IX office has implemented controversial new federal Title IX regulations — meeting the federal government’s Aug. 14 deadline — despite strong opposition from some University officials. Carrie Benson said she has many concerns about the new rules, but her office will comply with them.
Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, issued final rules on May 6 regarding the manner in which universities conduct investigations of sexual misconduct.

Pitt requests extension for implementing controversial new Title IX rule

By Charlotte Pearse, Staff Writer May 19, 2020
After the federal education department first proposed the new rule at the end of 2018, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher voiced concerns in February 2019 about the requirements for hearings and cross-examination.
Opinion | Trump administrations Title IX changes hurt survivors

Opinion | Trump administration’s Title IX changes hurt survivors

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist May 12, 2020
The mere change in the definition of what constitutes sexual harassment will have wide-reaching, chilling consequences.
U.S. District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan said there was no evidence to suggest Rosfelds resignation was coerced under duress.

Police blotter: March 26 – April 1

By News Editors April 2, 2020
Title IX reports, a missing drill and a shooting on Meyran in this week's TPN police blotter.
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