“Settling this case was the right thing to do from a compassionate perspective for the young women involved and from a reputation perspective for the institution, regardless of the merits of the case,” Tennessee Board of Trustees vice chair Raja Jubran said. Department of Education in 2011 warned schools of their legal responsibilities to immediately investigate allegations of sexual assault, even if the criminal investigation has not concluded.
“One side ultimately would have won in court several years from now, and we felt confident about our legal position, but I truly believe that both sides would have lost.” Title IX is a federal statute that bans discrimination at schools that receive federal funding.
Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.
Statutory rape laws are premised on the assumption that minors are incapable of giving informed consent to sexual activities.
The University of Tennessee is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living, and working environment free from sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, and retaliation.
The Office of Title IX was established in 2017 by Chancellor Beverly Davenport to provide a comprehensive community approach to the institution’s Title IX responsibility.
Personals are for people local to Knoxville, TN and are for ages 18 of either sex.
The University of Tennessee is excited to share with Tennessee colleges and universities programs, trainings, resources, and lessons learned in creating a coordinated community response to sexual violence.
According to the release announcing the settlement, no taxpayer dollars, student fees or donor funds would be used to fund the settlement, and the funding instead will come “from other income-generating activities within the university.” Tennessee chancellor Jimmy Cheek said he will soon announce a new series of initiatives on campus to improve its Title IX efforts, including additional support and budgeting specifically in areas related to sexual assault, student conduct, education programming and student well-being.
UT president Joe Di Pietro said he would appoint an independent commission to review existing programs and make recommendations addressing the issues of sexual assault and misconduct.
Citizens with information of a registered sex offender having an address that is different from what is listed in this site may contact the Sex Offender Registry Hotline at 888-837-4170.
In Tennessee, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 18), even if the sex is consensual.