The University of Iowa will follow its current policies until it has conducted a thorough review of the U.S. Department of Education’s new proposed Title IX regulations on sexual misconduct for higher education institutions and has determined whether any policy changes need to be made once the regulations have become final after the 60-day public comment period.
Current policies and procedures at the University of Iowa regarding sexual misconduct are informed by Title IX, but also the Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act, case law, best practices, and input from our students, faculty, and staff.
The university takes all reports of sexual assault seriously and there is absolutely no place for sexual misconduct and violence on campus. The UI has a committed team working to prevent sexual misconduct, dating violence, and stalking; provide support to survivors; and hold offenders accountable. We will continue to respond to all reports of sexual misconduct by offering and providing support and resources to those who need it, by objectively and thoroughly investigating reports, and by conducting any related proceedings in a manner that assures due process, as well as fairness and dignity to all participants.
The university is currently making progress on the second iteration of the UI Anti-Violence Plan for sexual misconduct, dating violence, and stalking (Summer 2018 - Spring 2021).In the past four years, the UI has completed the first iteration of the UI Anti-Violence Plan for sexual misconduct, dating violence, and stalking (Fall 2016 - Spring 2018)and the Six Point Plan to Combat Sexual Assault. The UI also administered the Speak Out Iowa campus climate survey in Fall 2017 and Fall 2015, and appreciates continuing to hear from its community on this important issue.
—Monique DiCarlo, title IX coordinator and sexual misconduct response coordinator