Title IX Regulations Update

 

The Biden Administration has directed the Department of Education to conduct a comprehensive review of the agency’s Title IX regulations, guidance, and related policies, particularly as they relate to campus sexual harassment and assault. The Department is conducting this review via a three-step process.

The first step in the Department’s review was a public hearing to solicit stakeholder feedback on Title IX regulations, guidance, and related policies. Shortly thereafter, as part of the second phase of review, the Department issued new guidance that is intended to clarify questions regarding compliance with the 2020 regulations.

The third and final step of the comprehensive review is to undertake a new rulemaking process to rewrite the 2020 regulations. The new regulations will address sexual harassment and may also include provisions regarding discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. In the meantime, however, the 2020 regulations will remain in place.

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued a long-anticipated 2,033 page rewrite of Title IX regulations on May 6, 2020. The final Title IX regulations govern sexual harassment policies, including sexual assault, on college campuses. The regulations became effective on August 14, 2020.

 

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WEBINAR: Final Title IX Regulations: A President’s Perspective
May 13, 2020
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