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Trigger warning: The following material discusses sexual violence, as well as victim blaming, gaslighting, shaming, disbelief of survivors, and institutional betrayal. You may want to take breaks while reading, or ask a trusted loved one to read it with you.
Note for reading: Title IX has its own complicated legal language. Feel free to open the Glossary and refer to it when needed.
A letter to survivors from the creators, including an overview of what’s included in the toolkit, advice for reading, and acknowledgements.
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Title IX has its own confusing legal language. Consult this Glossary as you read, especially the legal sections ahead.
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3 FAQs about the evidence review part of the Title IX investigation.
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Our legal team’s top 10 tips to help you get ready for your Title IX hearing.
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Ideas and resources for meeting other survivors. Join or build a powerful community.
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