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UW Proposes Feedback on Proposed Title IX Rules

January 18, 2019


Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

As your president, I remain committed to supporting effective sexual assault response and prevention efforts to help create a safe and inclusive campus. In the past two years, I have provided notices related to university prevention and response initiatives as part of our NO MORE campaign.

We are closely watching recent proposed federal rules, and we will keep the university community apprised if new guidance requires any changes to our university policies and procedures. You may find these proposed federal rules here:

This morning, I submitted feedback shared by the NO MORE Executive Committee to the Department of Education, which may be found here. If you are interested in submitting your personal comments to the Department of Education regarding the proposed changes to Title IX regulation changes, please submit directly to the Office of Federal Register. They are accepting feedback through Jan. 28.

I assure you that I am committed to the University of Wyoming doing all that it can do to prevent sexual assault. Please know that University of Wyoming has always and will continue to provide education, support and resources to all those affected by sexual misconduct. For any campus community member who has experienced sexual assault, we encourage you to make a report.

Making a Report:

  • The UW Police Department urges individuals who believe they, or others, have been victims of sexual assault or other crimes to immediately contact their local law enforcement agency. On campus, UWPD may be reached at (307) 766-5179 or text keyword UWYO to 847411/TIP411. The Albany County Sheriff’s Office and Laramie Police Department may be reached at (307) 721-2526. Additional information about what to do if you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault is available at

  • UWPD offers students needing to cross campus who feel unsafe a free 24-hour safety escort by calling (307) 766-5179.

  • You may also report a sexual assault to the Report IT website:

  • If you are concerned for another student’s well-being, you may report that to the UWYO Cares website:

Reports made to confidential resources will be kept completely confidential and cannot be shared without your permission, except in extreme cases that involve a minor or immediate danger. Reports made to non-confidential resources will be kept confidential to the extent possible, but a written report is produced which contains relevant details, including the names of those involved.

For anyone who is interested in getting involved with in addressing this issue with UW, we encourage you to join our NO MORE Coalition by contacting Jim Osborn at


Laurie Nichols, President

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