at George Mason University
NOTE: To reduce the spread of COVID-19, GMU’s Title IX Office has moved its operations offsite until further notice. We will continue to provide our services to the GMU community using telephonic and other remote technology.
Prevention is a Priority
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 covers a broad set of unwanted acts. Items that are investigated under Title IX include stalking, intimate partner violence, sex and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, complicity and retaliation.
If you have experienced any of these behaviors, remedial and protective measures and support services are available for you. There are also a variety of ways to report the incident to seek remedy.
To make a report to Mason's Title IX Coordinator, CLICK HERE.
STATEMENT ON NEW DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TITLE IX REGULATIONS
George Mason University is committed to providing an inclusive and safe educational environment for everyone. As part of that commitment, sex and gender discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking, is not tolerated.
The university is reviewing the new regulations issued by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR). These regulations are intended to mandate how universities, colleges, and K-12 institutions must respond to, investigate, and adjudicate allegations of sexual and interpersonal misconduct under Title IX—the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in any federally funded education program or activity.
George Mason University’s existing Title IX policies and procedures are in compliance with current requirements and guidance. However, the university is also required to amend its current policies and implement these newly mandated regulations. Currently, the required implementation date is set for August 14, 2020.
Over the coming weeks, the university will review the new regulations and determine how to best implement them in a way that continues to ensure fairness, thoroughness, and sensitivity to the parties and witnesses involved in the process. Implementation plans will be shared broadly and the administration will seek input from the campus community.
For more information about the new regulations, on- and off-campus resources, or to make a report of sexual or interpersonal misconduct, please contact GMU’s Title IX Coordinator. If you would like to speak with a confidential support resource, please contact GMU's Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Support and Advocacy Center, or Student Health Services.
Angela Nastase, JD
Title IX Coordinator
George Mason University