Title IX Complaint Closed
The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) notified Grinnell College by letter, dated July 28, 2017, that the Title IX complaint opened in July 2015 has been administratively closed. The notice stated: “OCR has determined that there are no systemic issues pending that warrant OCR continuing the investigation.”
“This, by no means, suggests our work is done,” says Angela Voos, chief of staff, vice president for strategic planning, and Title IX coordinator. “Nor is it a signal to stop any of our efforts in education, prevention, or response to sexual violence or misconduct. Rather, we will take this letter as encouragement about our efforts to date. In keeping with our commitment to these issues, we will continue to broaden our efforts to reduce the incidence of sexual misconduct while also expanding our work to address other forms of discrimination.”
See Grinnell’s Sexual Respect website for information about Title IX policies, procedures, and resources available to the campus community.