Beyond Case Closed: 2020 U.S. Top Colleges by Open Title IX Investigations

A web-based resource guide and participatory project with map visualization, dynamic updates, real-time database designed to inform survivors and advocates about Title IX investigations, and acknowledge their lived experiences.

Winnie Yoe


“2020 US Top Colleges by Open Title IX Investigations” is one of the projects in my thesis “Beyond Case Close”, a series of projects driven by my experience filing a Title IX complaint at my undergraduate institution and at the Department of Education. In navigating the stressful process and aftermath of filing a case, I realized the limitation of procedural measures in seeking social justice and became motivated to find alternative approaches. This project is a resource guide built to inform survivors and advocates about Title IX investigations and to acknowledge lived experiences.

The website draws data from all currently open Title IX cases at the Office of Civil Rights, a sub-agency of the U.S. Department of Education that enforces civil rights laws against discrimination in educational programs. Once launched, you can see the schools currently with an open case at the OCR listed in descending order according to the number of total cases. I reference US college ranking websites and I chose to represent the schools not only with their names but also with images that I scraped searching the school name and the keyword “students”, displaying their promotional images to give a satirical overtone. I also included a Title IX timeline and featured the latest Title IX related tweets to reflect current sentiment and a write-up with diagrams about the filing process. To search for missing narratives about the lived experiences, I also created a real-time survey.

IMA/ITP New York
Education,Social Good/Activism