NEW TITLE IX FINAL RULES RELEASED

Last month ED published new Final Rules for addressing sexual harassment, assault, and other forms of sex discrimination on college campuses. Among other changes, the new rules bring due process to campus for investigating and adjudicating cases.
Colleges will have to comply with the new rules by August 14, 2020 and that means, it’s time to update your campus crime and security policies and procedures as they relate to Title IX sexual harassment. Additionally, it is important to note – the Final Rules taking effect in August require institutions to post contact information for their designated Title IX coordinator on their website and in a number of other school publications such as school catalogs, handbooks, and employee publications along with information about how to report sexual harassment and file a formal complaint. The U.S. Department of Education and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released the following guidance to assist schools in understanding their obligations and making policy and procedural changes.
U.S. Department of Education Releases Final Title IX Rule
Title IX: Fact Sheet: Final Title IX Regulations
Title IX: U.S. Department of Education Title IX Final Rule Overview
Title IX: Summary of Major Provisions of the Department of Education’s Title IX Final Rule
Title IX: Summary of Major Provisions of the Department of Education’s Title IX Final Rule and Comparison to the NPRM
The New Title Ix Rule: Excluding Reliance On A Party’s “Statements” When The Sexual Harassment At Issue Consists Of Verbal Conduct
OCR Webinar: Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment