President Joe DiPietro announced the appointment of a special, independent commission in July 2016 to review the system’s Title IX resources and programs.

Commission members:

  • Stanley Brand, attorney with Akin Gump, Washington, DC
  • Elizabeth Conklin, associate vice president for institutional equity and Title IX coordinator at the University of Connecticut
  • Janet Judge, president, Sports Law Associates, Boston
  • Bill Morelli, Nashville attorney experienced in compliance, ethics and organizational dynamics

The commission acted with full authority to access and review existing programs and resources. Information gathered by the commission was released in a June 15, 2017 report with recommendations for further enhancing resources, practices and protocols, system-wide.

One incident of sexual misconduct is one too many, and our shared commitment at UT is to doing everything within our power to create awareness of, prevent, respond to and provide support around issues related to sexual assault and sexual misconduct.