Survivors of sexual assault and allies gathered on Pomona College’s Walker Beach Thursday afternoon to discuss their experiences across the 5Cs, as well as to voice the changes they would like to see regarding campus culture and the role administrators play when responding to Title IX reports.
Before she became CMS’ longest-serving coach, Jodie Burton was growing up in Whittier, Calif., fighting just for the opportunity to participate in sports.
In 1972, the 5C’s offered their first women’s varsity sports, thanks to the newly-passed Title IX which mandated equal numbers of men’s and women’s sports teams.
Pre-Title IX, women made their own way, leading successful athletic careers with little institutional help.
Following multiple allegations of abusive behavior against a Pitzer College student, 5C student groups came together in support of survivors and demanded more effective action from administration regarding cases of sexual assault and harassment.
Colleges have a responsibility to provide institutional support to Division III women’s athletes to help them make up for disparities in donations and networking opportunities, argues Madison Lewis PO ’23.
Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum hosted Northwestern University professor Laura Kipnis on Oct. 6. Known for controversial angles on sensitive subjects ranging from Title IX to “sexual politics on campus,” her invitation to speak attracted broad criticism from students who said it was detrimental to survivors and campus culture.
The 6C Interim Title IX Policy was revised in late January in an effort to comply with an order mandated under the Trump administration.
ASPC unanimously passed a resolution addressing concerns and issues with the 6C interim Title IX policy introduced in August, ASPC President Payal Kachru PO ’21 announced in a Sept. 25 email.
The Claremont Colleges’ new interim Title IX policy simplifies cross-campus cases, but some students, including Advocates, questioned the way in which the policy was drafted.