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Despite increasing awareness of the widespread issue of sexual violence, the college has had increasing numbers of Violence Againt Women Acts (VAWA) reported to Title IX recently. According to the AFSR, the college recorded 11 reports of on-campus rape in 2017, 13 in 2018, 14 in 2019, 10 in 2020.

Title IX failures reveal systemic flaws in policy

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor April 27, 2022
Emma Taylor ’21 is one of many students who never won their Title IX hearing, never received protection and feels that the collegiate justice system has failed them.
Lady Ajayi, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Politics and a 2021–22 American Association of University Women International Fellow, created the presentation from research she conducted centered around faith-based abuse in Nigeria.

Lecture brings awareness to faith-based abuse in Africa

By Olivia Stanzl, Assistant News Editor April 5, 2022
The Department of Politics hosted a presentation April 4 to bring awareness to abuse found in faith-based higher education in Africa.
U.S. Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) represents Ithaca, which is located in New York’s 23rd District, and was reelected to the congressional seat in the 2020 election.

Representative Tom Reed addresses sexual harassment claims

By Alexis Manore, News Editor March 25, 2021
U.S. Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) took full responsibility after being accused of sexual harassment and announced he will not run for public office in the future.
Examples of catcalls are written in chalk near the Ithaca College Library. They are a part of the Catcalls of Ithaca Instagram campaign, which seeks to raise awareness about forms of sexual harassment that occur on campus.

IC student begins campaign to combat catcalling in Ithaca

By Alexis Manore, Staff Writer March 27, 2019
Being unapologetic is a pillar of Catcalls of Ithaca, a new Instagram account and campaign dedicated to calling out street and sexual harassment on the college’s campus.
Heather Campbell, executive director of The Advocacy Center, writes that stories from victims must be prioritized when discussing President Shirley M. Collados sexual abuse allegations.

Open Letter: Voices of survivors must be acknowledged

By Heather Campbell February 21, 2018
The Ithaca College community has shown itself willing to begin this conversation but must acknowledge the voices of survivors and the harm that has been done.
The college recently announced that it has semifinalists for the newly established the vice president for human and organizational development, innovation and planning position. The college has not disclosed the names or the number of semifinalists.

Harassment prevention program launched for student employees

By Krissy Waite, Staff Writer February 8, 2018
Barb Haff, a specialist in payroll and student employment, said the course is an online module and is supposed to be completed during employees’ shifts.
Editorial: Program wont be useful if it is not made mandatory

Editorial: Program won’t be useful if it is not made mandatory

February 8, 2018
A program of this magnitude and importance needs to be mandatory in order to be impactful.
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis promised in a briefing on Feb. 7 that DACA recipients in the military won’t be deported. Senior Yena Seo writes that he cannot legally promise that.

Commentary: Military must combat sexual harassment and assault

By Yena Seo March 22, 2017
The blemish of sexual harassment of female Marines and service members at-large has existed for decades.

Public Safety reports “forcible touching” incident on campus

By Sophia Tulp, Assistant News Editor April 17, 2016
The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is investigating a report of “forcible touching” reported on campus around 11:50 p.m. April 16 near the tennis courts and parking lot S, according to the Public Safety Alert sent to the campus community.
Tiffani Ziemann, Title IX coordinator for the college, pictured in her office in Terrace 7. Ziemann said one of the goals for the SHARE program is to expand its impact on campus.

Ithaca College sexual harassment education program looks to expand

By Jessica Ferreira, Contributing Writer September 9, 2015
In its second year, the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education program at Ithaca College is focusing on bystander intervention education, updating self-defense courses to be more inclusive and heightening the program’s presence on campus.
Tiffani Ziemann, the college’s Title IX coordinator, hopes that those who have experienced or know someone who has experienced sexual assault can benefit from the resources SHARE has to offer.

Commentary: New resource can help victims of sexual assault

By Tiffani Ziemann November 11, 2014

At Ithaca College and across the country, sexual assault is a constant topic of conversation. National attention is directed at college campuses and how they respond to sexual assault and sexual violence....

Editorial: Ithaca College should expand online sexual harassment training

October 8, 2014

By Oct. 31, all members of the Ithaca College staff have to complete an online sexual harassment training course. The course, EduRisk, teaches staff about the legal definition of and, what is considered...

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