Foster v. Board of Regents of University of Michigan, No. 19-1314 (6th Cir. 2020)

Foster v. Board of Regents of University of Michigan

A female student in state university’s off-site executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) program brought action against university, its board of regents, and its dean, alleging that a male student sexually harassed plaintiff, and asserting Title IX claim for gender-based discrimination arising from deliberate indifference to student-on-student sexual harassment. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, granted summary judgment to defendants. Plaintiff appealed. Sixth Circuit reversed and remanded.

It’s On Us

It’s On Us is a movement dedicated to ending campus sexual assaults.

“It’s On Us was founded in September 2014 as an initiative of the Obama-Biden White House. The program launched following recommendations from the White House Task Force to Prevent Sexual Assault that noted the importance of calling everyone into the conversation on sexual assault prevention.”

Know Your Title IX

Know Your Title IX is a movement led by survivors and youth dedicated to empowering students to end sexual and dating violence in schools.

“Founded in 2013, Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led project of Advocates for Youth that aims to empower students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools. We envision a world in which all students can pursue their civil right to educations free from violence and harassment. We recognize that gender violence is both a cause of inequity and a consequence of it, and we believe that women, transgender, and gender non-conforming students will not have equality in education or opportunity until the violence ends. We draw upon the civil rights law Title IX as an alternative to the criminal legal system — one that is more just and responsive to the educational, emotional, financial, and stigmatic harms of violence.”