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Recently-released OCR letter details policy inconsistencies, concerns in two Title IX cases

More than three years after the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) first announced its investigation of complaints against Stanford, the University released OCR’s April letter detailing the agreement reached following complaints brought forward by students who alleged that Stanford violated Title IX policies in its response to claims of sexual misconduct.

Board of Judicial Affairs rejects proposal to add “veteran status” to Fundamental Standard

On Feb. 18, Stanford’s Board of Judicial Affairs declined to add military affiliation to the list of identities — including race, gender, socioeconomic status and more — explicitly protected under the Fundamental Standard. The University decision followed a request for the change nearly six months prior by Adam Behrendt ’19, president of the Stanford Undergraduate Veteran Association.