Compliance Issues

No Reprieve: New Title IX Regulations Take Effect as Scheduled

SOURCE Educational institutions hoping for a last-minute reprieve from the new Title IX regulations scheduled to go into effect August 14 are out of luck. Earlier this week, the Southern District of New York denied a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by the state of New York to delay implementation of the new regulations (State of […]

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Free Title IX compliance checklist for institutions of higher education

[Consult with your Institution Attorney first]. Free Title IX compliance checklist for institutions of higher education. As institutions of higher education are acutely aware, the U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX Rule takes effect this Friday, August 14, 2020. Pursuant to the new rule, colleges and universities are required to prepare and implement a […]

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Protecting Civil Rights While Responding to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Statement by Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Eric S. Dreiband In light of the Public Health Emergency concerning the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice is issuing this statement to ensure that victims of illegal discrimination know where to turn when their civil rights are […]

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K-12 DOE Title IX Enforcement Actions Announced – K-12 Appears To Be The First Frontier For DOE’s New Title IX Agenda

Source: https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/k-12-doe-title-ix-enforcement-actions-89496/ Citing the alarming statistic that “[t]he number of K-12 sexual harassment and violence complaints filed with OCR is nearly fifteen times greater than it was a decade ago,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a new Title IX enforcement initiative aimed at K-12 schools that hopes to lower the “approximately 9,700 instances of sexual […]

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Is Title IX Training Mandated?

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-1996-10-04/pdf/96-25283.pdf A college or school district must designate at least one employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its Title IX responsibilities.58 The school must notify all of its students and employees of the name, office address and telephone number of the employee(s) designated.59 While a school may choose to have […]

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