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Title IX and Williams

In Whitney’s post earlier this week, he suggested we look at Williams policies around sexual assault and misconduct. I decided to begin to take on that assignment. As Whitney and my college GPA can attest, my first pass at an assignment does not always produce a quality result. That being said, it seems to my laymen’s eye that the procedure’s laid out are a good attempt at trying to handle a horrible situation as best as possible. I can’t begin to imagine what it would be like to be a “complainant” or a “respondent,” however, it seems like the college is laying out a good faith effort to set up a procedure that will be fair to both parties. Of course, how things are set up is only part of the equation – the actions and motivations of those involved in execution are also very important.

What do you think of the college’s procedure?

What do you think of the people responsible for the execution of that procedure?

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1 Comment To "Title IX and Williams"

#1 Comment By David Dudley Field ’25 On September 20, 2019 @ 7:43 am

At the very least, you could quote some of the more important/controversial sections . . .

You could also provide a direct link to the policy in this post, rather than requiring us to get back via WW.

The best way to tackle a big topic like this is to start small. Pick one part of the policy — like the standard of proof, the process for cross-examination, anything — and then quote that section, maybe a paragraph or two.

It might take 5 or 10 posts to go through the policy, but those would be 5 or 10 days well spent! Good luck.