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University official trains staff, students on Title IX changes

Holly Ashkannejhad, director of WSU's Compliance and Civil Rights, said Title IX and House Bill 2327 protect students.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 1, 2020

WSU hosted live trainings for staff and students on updates made to Title IX guidance for WSU Compliance and Civil Rights — previously known as the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation — including redefining sexual harassment and investigative procedures. The university is using a more expansive def...

Phi Delta Theta returns to WSU in August

WSU's Phi Delta Theta chapter was suspended in 2016 after allegations of misconduct. The fraternity is returning to campus in August.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

Phi Delta Theta’s suspension will end Aug. 1 after being investigated in 2016 for different types of misconduct, including underage drinking. “The actions the group took weren’t representative of the values of Phi Delta Theta,” said Greg Rush, Phi Delta Theta expansion consultant. “Our response...

New regulations change scope of WSU’s Title IX jurisdiction

Holly Ashkannejhad, director of the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation, said the new Title IX regulations decrease the number of complaints that are considered Title IX cases.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 19, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education’s updated Title IX regulations to narrow Title IX cases and decrease cases that would require an institution’s response. Holly Ashkannejhad, director of the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation, discussed the new regulations during CRCI’s online forum o...

Changes to Executive Policy 15 increase accessibility, protections

Holly Ashkannejhad said revisions were made to EP 15 because students were concerned that the policy was difficult to read and understand.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 8, 2020

A working group that focused on reviewing and changing Executive Policy 15 published revisions to the policy in April. EP 15 is WSU’s policy against discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. The EP 15 working group was created because students were concerned that the policy was difficult...

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