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AAU joined ACHA, ACE, and 26 other higher education associations in issuing a joint statement about state restrictions that have prevented colleges from deploying evidence-based public health measures to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks on campus.
AAU joined ACE, APLU, and 27 other higher education associations on a letter to Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Director of Division of Policy and Program Development Tina Williams to urge the office to withdraw Executive Order 13950 on “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.”
The campuses of America’s leading research universities are places where students, faculty, staff, and outside speakers practice the free exchange of ideas every day. Schools have a responsibility to foster both free speech and an inclusive and engaging environment free from harassment and violence.
AAU joined ACE and 70 other higher education organizations to submit an amicus brief in a similar lawsuit filed by the National Women’s Law Center in the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts. A hearing for the case is set for September 2.
AAU joined 24 other organizations to submit amicus briefs to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and to the federal district court in New York in support of a motion filed by attorneys general from 17 states and the District of Columbia that asked the court to delay the August 14 effective date for the Education Department’s new Title IX regulations.
AAU submitted comments in response to the NSTC Joint Committee on the Research Environment’s recent request for information seeking input that the administration can use to “maximize the quality and effectiveness of the American research environment.
The 2019 climate survey report is a follow-up to AAU's groundbreaking 2015 survey, and represents a deepened commitment to helping member institutions combat sexual assault and misconduct.
A statement from the Association of American Universities about the release of the aggregate report from the 2019 AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct:

AAU sent a letter on June 20, 2019 to Chairwoman Johnson and Ranking Member Lucas of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, showing their appreciation for their leadership on the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019 (H.R. 36).  

The Association of American Universities today announced plans to repeat its landmark 2015 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct.