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Statement from President Wallace D. Loh on Title IX


Katie Lawson , 301-405-4622


Attributed to University of Maryland President, Wallace D. Loh:

The University of Maryland is steadfastly committed to a learning, living and working environment on campus that is free from sexual violence and misconduct.

We will continue to comply with the existing laws and regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. We will submit comments during the notice and comment period for any rule-making, as invited yesterday by the U.S. Secretary of Education, advocating for changes that would result in more — not less — safety and fairness on campuses in Maryland and across the country.

We are implementing the initiatives recommended last spring by the Joint President/University Senate Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention.

A reminder that confidential services for sexual assault survivors​ are available at CARE in the University Health Center and in the Counseling Center. A further reminder that all University employees (except for those working in confidential roles, such as counselors) ​should report any incidents of sexual assault or misconduct to the Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct or to ​the University of Maryland Police Department.


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