Grievance Procedures

7 Ways Title IX Protects College Students

SOURCE: http://www.care2.com/causes/7-ways-title-ix-protects-college-students.html By: Emily Zak October 7, 2017 About Emily Follow Emily at @EmilyEZak For 45 years, Title IX has helped protect students from gender discrimination but recently the Trump Administration has been tweaking guidelines for the influential civil rights law. First, Betsy DeVos’ Education Department withdrew protections for transgender students. Now, sexual assault survivors have to work harder to prove their assault […]

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7 Tips For Responding to Title IX Complaints

SOURCE: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/7-tips-for-responding-to-title-ix-compla-13724/ In 2014, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will continue to ramp up its Title IX enforcement efforts. Accordingly, universities should carefully review their anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies and procedures to make sure they comply with the law. OCR investigations may be lengthy and broad in scope, often lasting months and […]

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Title IX & Bullying Information on Websites

I am coming across numerous situations in which people cannot find critical documents on school websites. The following should be easily found in a school website by typing the words in a “search box” on your site. Test your own site to see if you can find:   ·        “Title IX” ·        “sexual harassment” ·        […]

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This year, the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights formally reminded schools, colleges and universities that Title IX prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence.

The Year in Review – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/linda-hallman/the-year-in-review_b_1176796.html Posted: 12/30/11 03:12 PM ET   As 2011 comes to a close, it seems almost nonsensical to have to mention, let alone devote an article to, gender barriers. While women have made great strides, we still have a long way to go. Given the struggle to maintain our place […]

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Grievance Procedures

Title IX requires school districts to have a published grievance procedure. This should be in your student/parent handbook as well as your employee handbook. It should have clear, step by step guidance on what students, parents and employees should do and who they contact if they have a complaint. There should be time frames for […]

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